How To Make A Hot Toddy With Fireball?

On a cold evening or a cool winter night, there’s nothing quite like a hot toddy to warm you up and make you feel better.

While traditional hot toddy recipes are comforting by themselves, adding a bit of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky can make this classic cocktail spicy and inviting.

In this article, we’ll show you how to make a Fireball Hot Toddy, a spicy version of a beloved drink, in a few easy steps.

How To Make A Hot Toddy With Fireball?

Required Time

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 ½ oz (1 shot) Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
  • 1 Cup of boiling water.
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Lemon wedge
  • 1 Cinnamon stick for garnish.
  • Whole cloves (optional, to add spiciness)
  • Star anise (optional, for a faint licorice flavor)


Begin by warming your cup or glass. Fill it with boiling water and let it set for a few minutes. Once warm, empty the mug.

Pour 1 ½ ounces (1 shot) of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky into a warming cup. The Fireball’s sweet and spicy cinnamon flavor is the highlight of this drink.

Squeeze a fresh lemon wedge into the mug to release the delicious citrus scent. Pour the squeezed wedge into the mug for more flavor.

Add a tablespoon of honey to the Fireball and lemon combination. Adjust the amount to your preferred sweetness. The honey matches the Fireball’s burn and the lemon’s brightness, resulting in a well-balanced cocktail.

If you like a hotter and more complex flavor profile, consider adding whole cloves and star anise to your Fireball Hot Toddy. Simply place a clove or a star anise pod in your mug and let it steep among the remaining ingredients.

Heat water until it is almost boiling but not scorching. Pour the boiling water into your mug, then add the Fireball, lemon, honey, and spices. Stir the liquid gently to ensure that the honey is completely dissolved.

Garnish your Fireball Hot Toddy with a cinnamon stick. It not only adds a lovely aroma, but it also intensifies the Fireball’s cinnamon undertones.

Sip your Fireball Hot Toddy carefully, savoring the comfortable warmth and wonderful taste combination. It’s the ideal drink to enjoy by the fireside or as a nightcap to relax and unwind.

Swaps And Substitutions

This Fireball drink recipe is fantastic, but understanding how to adapt any recipe to your tastes is half the pleasure of cooking and bartending! Here are a few options to consider:

Make it vegan by using maple syrup, agave nectar, or another liquid sweetener of your choice. Please keep in mind that while these other sweeteners do not have the same holistic healing ability as honey, they will nonetheless taste delicious.

Use 1-3 drops of food-grade clove essential oil instead of real cloves.

In place of Fireball, you can use any other whisky you choose. Other delectable liquor possibilities include ginger liqueur, honey liqueur, maple liqueur, and orange liqueur.

Make it non-alcoholic by using cinnamon-flavored tea for the Fireball.

How To Serve Hot Toddy With Fireball?

A Hot Toddy with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is a delectable and comforting treat. Here’s how you serve it: 

Begin by choosing a glass or mug that can handle heat. To make sure your Hot Toddy stays warm, heat up the glass by filling it with hot water and leaving it for a minute or two before pouring it out. Then, pour 1 ½ ounces (equivalent to 1 shot) of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky into the glass. The main flavor in this cocktail comes from the spicy cinnamon taste of Fireball.

Squeeze a fresh lemon slice into the glass to let out its tangy smell and give the drink a fresh and invigorating taste. Put the squeezed lemon slice into the glass to enhance the flavor. Then, sweeten your Hot Toddy with honey to your liking, usually about a tablespoon. Honey evens out the spiciness of the Fireball and adds a bit of natural sweetness.

Heat water until it starts to bubble. Be cautious when transferring the hot water into the glass, making sure it covers the Fireball, lemon, honey, and spices. Stir gently to make sure the honey completely dissolves and all the flavors blend together. If desired, decorate your Hot Toddy with a cinnamon stick for added smell and appearance.

Now, your Fireball Hot Toddy is ready to drink. Take small sips and enjoy the cozy warmth and delicious flavors. It’s a great choice for relaxing on a cold night or winding down by the fire. Be sure to drink responsibly and enjoy the comforting experience of a well-made Fireball Hot Toddy. Cheers!

How To Store Hot Toddy With Fireball?

Storing Hot Toddy with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is not usual, as it is better to drink it right after making it because of its warmth and flavor. But if you have to store it for a short time, follow these instructions: 

Cool To Room Temperature

Let your Hot Toddy cool down to the temperature of the room after making it. This is an important step before deciding how to store it.

Refrigeration (Short-Term)

If you want to drink your Hot Toddy in the next day or two, you can put it in the fridge. Put the cocktail in a container that is sealed tightly or covered with a glass. When you’re ready to drink it, gently heat it on the stove or in the microwave, but don’t boil it because too much heat can change the taste.

Freezing (Long-Term)

To store for a long time, you can freeze it. Just pour your Hot Toddy into a container that can be sealed and put in the freezer. Remember to leave some room at the top for the liquid to expand when it freezes. When you want to have it, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator. You can gently warm it up if needed. Keep in mind that the alcohol might separate when it’s frozen.

Labeling And Dates

Always write the date on your storage container when you make a Hot Toddy. This will help you remember how fresh it is and make sure you drink it before it goes bad.

Quality Check

Remember that the texture and taste of your Hot Toddy might be different after storing it. Make sure to taste it and evaluate it before serving, and think about changing the seasonings or garnishes if necessary to make the flavors better again.

The Fireball Hot Toddy is a spicy and energizing version of the classic hot toddy, which brings warmth and excitement to your evening. It combines Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, honey, lemon, and optional spices to create a delicious and memorable cocktail. Whether you’re drinking it to warm up or to add some extra flavor to your night, the Fireball Hot Toddy is sure to become a favorite among your comforting drinks. Please drink responsibly and stay cozy!

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