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Fireball Old Fashioned Recipe


When the weather turns chilly, warm up with this easy Fireball Old Fashioned Enhanced with spicy cinnamon whiskey and a hint of citrus, this drink is an explosive flavor combination!

A bottle of Cinnamon Whiskey on a tray next to a cocktail glass with a Fireball Old Fashioned.

Up-level a classic old-fashioned to a cocktail that’s perfect for sweater weather and beyond. With a splash of Fireball added to this iconic drink, this Cinnamon Whiskey Old Fashioned becomes a sip that’s perfect for any fall and holiday event.

It’s one of my favorite Fireball cocktails to make!

Why This Recipe Works

It’s hard to resist the impact of those warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg that start popping up literally everywhere once summer ends.

Who am I to argue? I’ll gladly add the spicy cinnamon whiskey component and enjoy a seasonal Cinnamon Old Fashioned, especially since it’s so easy to make!

This Old Fashioned with Fireball recipe takes just minutes and would make a great signature drink for an adult Christmas party.

And with minimal ingredients involved, chances are you have everything you need on hand. You know I love to keep my home bar small and not use too many special ingredients.

There are so many things to make with Fireball (like Fireball Cupcakes!) that it’s worth buying!

This Cinnamon Whiskey Old Fashioned is a cocktail that’s perfect for planned events or impromptu cocktail needs.

It’s an iconic drink that makes it irresistible to anyone who enjoys a seasonal twist with a spicy cinnamon finish and a touch of citrus.

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Ingredients to make an Old Fashioned with Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey.

See the recipe card below for quantities.

You may already have what you need to make a Cinnamon Old Fashioned.

Fireball whisky is the main ingredient that makes this cocktail work. It’s a whiskey that’s flavored with cinnamon and sugar that tastes, on its own, like hot and spicy cinnamon candy. A little goes a long way!

Next, you’ll need whiskey or bourbon. I prefer bourbon so that is what I use. You don’t need to buy a special bottle but use one that you like the flavor of since this drink is mostly alcohol.

Just a dash of bitters will help bring out all the flavors in this drink. It’s an essential ingredient in an old-fashioned cocktail.

Add a simple citrus peel (more specifically, orange peel) for a garnish.


Woman adding Cinnamon Whiskey to a cocktail glass.

To a short cocktail glass, add the Fireball and bourbon (or whisky).

Woman adding bitters to a Fireball Old Fashioned.
Woman stirring a cocktail made with bourbon and Fireball whiskey.

Add the bitters. Then stir.

Woman adding a large ice cube to a cocktail glass for a cinnamon whiskey old fashioned.

Add a large ice cube to the cocktail glass.

Woman peeling an orange with a vegetable peeler for an Old Fashioned garnish.
Woman squeezing an orange peel over the top of a Fireball Old Fashioned.

Use a vegetable peeler and remove a piece of peel from an orange. Fold it in half, lengthwise, and squeeze it over the top of the drink. It will produce a slight mist that includes the oils in the peel.

It gives the drink an amazing aroma and just the slightest taste of orange.

A woman rubbing an orange peel on the rim of a cocktail glass.

Rub the orange peel on the rim of the glass before you drop it in. It’s another way to add a subtle orange flavor.


Top tips

You can’t have a Cinnamon Whiskey Old Fashioned without adding a cinnamon stick for a garnish, right?

I like to use large ice cubes for this Fireball drink. They add the perfect chill and won’t melt quickly so you’ll be able to savor all that sweet spiciness of the drink without it becoming diluted.

While I like to use regular bitters, you swap that out for another flavor to try something more unique. Ginger Bitters would be great. Cherry Bitters would also be yummy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from a regular Old Fashioned?

The one difference is the addition of Fireball whiskey. It takes the traditional bitters and whisky or bourbon-based drink and adds a hot and sweet cinnamon flavor to it.

Do I need to add simple syrup?

No. The beauty of this cocktail is that the Fireball whisky is already adequately sweetened. Win-win! It’s one less ingredient you need to worry about.

What’s best to mix with Fireball?

The cool thing about Fireball is that is mixes really well with a lot of different things. From fruit juices, like pineapple or orange, to sodas like Fireball and Dr. Pepper, you can make tons of easy cocktails.

A cinnamon whiskey cocktail on a tray next to a bottle of Fireball.

This cinnamon Fireball Old Fashioned is a cocktail you’ll be sipping all during the holiday season. It’s an easy classic with a spicy and citrus twist that will be a hit at all your fall parties.

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Fireball Old Fashioned

This super simple Fireball Old Fashioned recipe is full of spicy cinnamon flavor that you'll enjoy all winter long. With your favorite bourbon or whisky, this easy cocktail is quick to make and fun to serve for the holidays.
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Course: cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 167kcal
Servings: 1 cocktail



  • In a low ball glass, add the Fireball and bourbo. Stir.
  • Add the bitters.
  • Add a large ice cube.
  • Use a vegetable peeler to remove a small piece of orange peel.
  • Fold the piece of orange peel in half lengthwise. Squeeze it over the glass.
  • Rub the orange on the rim then drop it in.
  • Garnish with cinamnon stick.


I like to use large ice cubes. They keep the drink cold but don’t melt very quickly and won’t dilute the drink. 
While I like to use regular bitters, you can swap that out for another flavor to try something more unique like ginger or cherry.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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