Sometimes, after a day carving the slopes or touring a chilly winter destination, you need something to warm your bones. You've probably heard of flavored vodka and rum, but how about whisky? Fireball, the first ever flavored whisky on the market, warms up the winter with its red-hot cinnamon flavor. Unlike some types of liquor, Fireball goes down smooth and warms you through and through, especially after a day out on the slopes.Photo courtesy of Fireball Whisky
Fireball isn't exactly new on the drink scene. It was originally released in Canada in the 1980s, but it's only recently gained popularity in the United States. The 66-proof fiery liquid can be taken as a shot, over ice or in your favorite whisky cocktail for a little extra kick. Add a splash to your hot apple cider, or try mixing it with coffee and Irish cream for an adult version of a cinnamon latte. For a real assault on the senses, try a shot after it's been chilled in the freezer.
Here are a couple of 10Best's favorite Fireball recipes to get you warm and toasty:
Hot Caramel Apple Cider
Pour 2-3 tablespoons each of Fireball whisky and butterscotch schnapps into a hot mug of apple cider. Add a slice of lemon, stir with a cinnamon stick and enjoy.Photo courtesy of tibbygirl
Fireball Cinnamon Latte
Wake up in the morning by adding a splash of Fireball and a splash of Bailey's Irish Cream to your cup of freshly brewed coffee, or if you're feeling lazy, swing by the Starbucks drive-thru and splash some Fireball into your coffee of choice – after you get home of course.
Fire & Ice
Shake equal parts chilled Fireball and mint schnapps with ice, strain and enjoy.