Listen, I know some of you will see the Fireball Whisky and shudder but this Cinnamon Whisky Mule is delicious!
I'm not suggesting shots. (We all know a hangover as a mom is the WORST!)
The cinnamon flavored Whisky adds such amazing flavor to cocktails!
You know I love Moscow Mule recipes so, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I decided to create this spicy recipe!
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A Valentine Mule just seemed like the right thing to make. I always start with the best Moscow Mule recipe (the original!) and then think of ways to change it up.
Since Valentine's Day is all about love, I decided I wanted this cocktail recipe to be a little spicy.
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.
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.
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.
Ingredients for a Cinnamon Mule:
- 2 oz. of Fireball Whisky
- 4 oz. ginger beer
- 1/2 oz. of 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…)
Fireball or other Cinnamon 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.
• 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.
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.
• Top with a few dashes of bitters.
• 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. 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.
Printable Recipe for a Cinnamon Whiskey Mule
- 2 oz Fireball Whisky
- 4 oz Ginger Beer
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 4 dashes bitters
- In a copper mug, add whisky, ginger beer, lime, and bitters.
- Mix with bar spoon.
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 215 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 10mg Carbohydrates 32g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 31g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 0g
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