This fiery twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail uses Fireball Whisky and is full of bold cinnamon flavor!
My easy Cinnamon Whisky Mule recipe gives you another way to use that spicy whisky that’s probably just sitting in your cupboard.
Cinnamon-flavored whisky adds such amazing flavor to cocktails! And while a Fireball shot might be fun every once in a long while, we all know that a hangover at this age is the WORST!
Moscow Mule recipes are fun to make at home and can be changed up with different flavors to suit any holiday, time of year or celebration.
With fresh lime juice and a little ginger beer, this is a refreshing cocktail with a kick and it’s especially perfect for Valentine’s Day (but really it works any time you want to sip on something delicious!
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A Fireball Mule has a cinnamon kick
Can’t stop, won’t stop making all kinds of different Moscow Mule recipes. As someone who likes to make cocktails at home, but has no interest in learning all the fancy bartending techniques, a Moscow Mule is totally my speed.
With no shaking required, and measurements that don’t need to be exact, the simple base cocktail of the best Moscow Mule is one I go back to over and over.
A special, spicy mule for Valentine’s Day just seemed like the right thing to make. Yes, I like to drink something themed on holidays. But I draw the line at needing to buy all kinds of extra ingredients to change colors and make things that you will probably drink one time.
Since Valentine’s Day is all about love, I decided I wanted this cocktail recipe to have a little extra kick, that maybe felt a little naughty.
I started thinking about cinnamon and thought it would pair perfectly with the ginger beer and lime juice that are a big part of a Moscow Mule.
And who doesn’t feel a little naughty when a bottle of Fireball gets brought out…
I saw an ad for Fireball Whisky and knew it would be perfect for this Cinnamon Mule with Whiskey!
I didn’t have any at home so I had to buy it. It was super easy to find, I think they sell it just about everywhere.
While I don’t usually suggest an ingredient that you don’t already have in your basic home bar, Fireball is pretty dang popular so you may already have it. It’s also really great around the holidays so while I don’t use it very often, and the price point isn’t too bad, I decided to splurge on it.
I took a swig to make sure it was what I wanted for this recipe. And it wasn’t half bad! I can totally see how it would be great in tons of fall cocktails.
And I actually wouldn’t say no to a shot (as long as it was the perfect time and place and I just had one and then tons of water and then my favorite hangover supplement because this is what middle-aged drinking is like…)
How to make a Cinnamon Whisky Mule
Like most Moscow Mule recipes, you need very few ingredients. I always keep ginger beer and bitters on hand so I can make a drink whenever I want.
While fresh limes are usually harder to have around, I usually have one or two because my oldest son and I really like a little sparkling water with lime in the afternoon.
But if you don’t have a fresh lime, bottled lime juice will work too.
- Fireball Whisky
- ginger beer
- fresh lime juice
- a few dashes of bitters
Speaking of bitters, you should also check out this Soda and Bitters idea.
It’s perfect for when you want a cocktail but maybe shouldn’t have a cocktail (like the middle of the day or when you have to pick the kids up…)
Can I substitute the Fireball
Yes. You can use any other kind of cinnamon whisky if you can’t find Fireball. You might even be able to use cinnamon schnapps…man, that’s a flashback. If you use schnapps, I would also add a bit of regular whisky to it.
Also, whisky is sometimes spelled with an “e”. I think it depends on where it’s made. It’s super confusing so I always spell it with and without the “e” to try to cover everyone reading. The Fireball bottle has it without the “e” so…
Add ice to a Moscow Mule mug.
You don’t have to have a copper mug, but they are super awesome and once you have them, you will use them all the time. A copper mug helps to keep the drink insulated and cold longer.
Of course, you can use them for all kinds of cocktails, not just a whiskey mule. I love to drink basil iced tea from them too.
Add Fireball Whisky, ginger beer and fresh lime juice to your mug.
Top with a few dashes of bitters.
Give it a quick stir with a bar spoon.Garnish with a cinnamon stick and enjoy!
And, OMG, can we talk for a second about these Chewy Red Hots Hearts?! SO good! Like a Hot Tamale but even more cinnamon flavor! I’m obsessed.
No, they don’t really have anything to do with the cocktail. I just knew they would look cute in photos. And my belly.
This Cinnamon Whisky Moscow Mule is so easy to make. It has delicious spicy, cinnamon flavor but is still refreshing to sip on.
It’s not overly sweet which I LOVE! It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day cocktail idea for your special someone. Or drink it not on Valentine’s Day and let your partner know you’re trying to cause a spark… get it?
I’m not usually a fan of flavored liquor. But I really love the intensity of the cinnamon flavor you get from Fireball.
You can probably make a cinnamon simple syrup (similar to this Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Simple Syrup) but I think the cinnamon flavor would be much more subtle.
The fresh lime really adds the perfect amount of freshness to this whiskey mule. It’s crazy to me how much depth of flavor a little fresh lime can add to a drink.
- 2 oz Fireball Whisky
- 4 oz Ginger Beer
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 4 dashes bitters
- In a copper mug, add Fireball whisky, ginger beer, lime, and bitters.
- Mix with bar spoon.
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 215Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 0gSugar 31gProtein 0g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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Do you like a little spice in your cocktails? Whether it has a little extra heat or just more flavor from spices in your pantry, here are three more cocktails you need to try!
- Serrano Margarita – This spicy margarita recipe uses tequila and serrano peppers to create a refreshing drink that you’ll definitely remember.
- Spicy Mexican Mule – Skip the cinnamon whisky and make a Moscow Mule with tequila and jalapeno instead! It’s one of my favorite things to drink in summer!
- Spiced Pear Bellini – Cinnamon and cardamom give the pear nectar a spiced flavor that pairs perfectly with some sparkling wine!
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