This Fireball Mimosa recipe is the perfect brunch cocktail recipe for fall! A Cinnamon Whiskey Mimosa made with just three simple ingredients and an optional cinnamon sugar rim on the glass, it’s the perfect quick and easily scalable cocktail with a warming twist for seasonal gatherings.
Why You’ll Love This Mimosa Recipe
A Fireball Mimosa is an easy, seasonal twist on the classic mimosa idea. It’s the wine cocktail you need to try right now.
Fireball whiskey with its delicious cinnamon flavor and orange juice is a great pairing. And drinks only get better if you add champagne.
If you’ve never tried adding a shot of Fireball to your mimosa you’re missing out. This Fireball Mimosa recipe is honestly delicious.
A Fireball Whiskey Mimosa is It’s fruity and warming, spicy and slightly boozy.
I’m telling you, a Mimosa with Fireball is the perfect cocktail for your next brunch party or even to serve on Christmas morning.
Here’s what you need to make a Fireball Mimosa:
I love a good Fireball whiskey cocktail for fall because the cinnamon flavors in the whiskey add a hint of warmth to seasonal cocktails. There are so many Fireball cocktails you can make once you have a bottle on your home bar.
You can either freshly squeeze an orange for this drink, or use bottled, pre-squeezed juice. But you want the fresh fancy stuff without a load of added ingredients from the refrigerator or the freshly squeezed stuff they keep on ice in Whole Foods, not the shelf stable version in the other drinks aisle.
I’m not fussy about the type of sparkling wine you use here as long as it is drinkable because you’re adding more flavors. Canned wine is a great shortcut if you don’t want to open a whole bottle for just one or two drinks (a bottle of sparkling wine usually yields 6+ mimosas!)
See the printable recipe card for quantities and full recipe.
Add the orange juice.
Followed by the Fireball whiskey.
Then, fill with sparkling wine. Let the foam subside and top off with more sparkling wine.
- Make it sweeter – add a dash of simple syrup along with the orange juice and whiskey if you are after a sweeter drink. You can even use a flavored simple syrup for more complexity.
- Change the fruit juice – to give the cocktail a lovely deep orange to red hue, and to make it taste slightly sweeter use blood orange juice instead of regular. Cranberry juice will also go really well with the cinnamon flavor of the whiskey, either regular or spiced cranberry juice, or even apple cider.
- Batch the mix for parties. Measure and mix the orange juice and the whiskey and keep it in the fridge ready to add to the bottom of each glass before serving.
- Remove the bits. For an extra smooth finish (and to make the glasses easier to wash up afterwards!) sieve the orange juice to remove any pulp, or if you’re buying it, buy juice without pulp!
Frequently Asked Questions
Garnishes can be tricky in a champagne flute, but either floating edible flowers or a simple orange twist work well. A floating slice of dried orange would also be both easy and pretty if you want to serve these in champagne saucers instead.
As I mentioned above, nothing fancy as you’re mixing it with orange juice and whiskey. I find dry sparkling wines like Cava work really well as they balance out the sweetness in the juice and the alcohol. Champagne is just sparkling wine made in a specific region in France, but you can use any sparkling wine.
And you know your own taste preferences best. If you like sweeter drinks, grab a sweeter wine.
More Fireball Recipes
- Fireball Eggnog
- Fireball Mule
- Fireball and Ginger Ale
- Fireball Pumpkin Pie
- Fireball Sour
- Fireball Old Fashioned
- Fireball Cupcakes
- Fireball and Dr. Pepper
More Easy Cocktail Recipes
- White Wine Pear Sangria Recipe with Rum
- Easy Apple Cider Old Fashioned Recipe with Maple Syrup
- Best Whiskey Mule Recipe with Ginger Beer
- Spiced Pear Moscow Mule Recipe with Vodka and Ginger Beer
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Fireball Cinnamon Whisky Mimosa Recipe
- Rim a champagne glass with cinnamon sugar if desired.
- Add the orange juice, Fireball and sparkling wine.
- Let the foam subside then top off with more sparkling wine.