Most people associate New Orleans as the state of tremendous partying experiences bordering on the insane and ridiculous. Truth be told about its reputation, not only has the state delivered on what people have to expect of it but has taken the concept of what is perceived as fun for both locals and tourists, to a whole new level.
Home to a myriad of cultures and indulgences, it is also home of the fabled Fireball Whiskey. If you haven’t heard of Fireball Whiskey then my friend, you have not really been around, apart from the fact that there are certain countries that ban the importation of this alcoholic beverage. This little whiskey which needs no age, packs quite a wallop that goes directly to your sternum.
Now, if you are one of those hipsters that see these beverages as pretentious, upstanding, and elitist; you could not have been more wrong. An emphasis on the redundancy of “more wrong”, this is to express the condemnation it inculcates to have wrongly perceived such an excellent drink. Fireball Whiskey is a class of its own; the infusion of cinnamon and a variety of ingredients that sweetens the drink takes the boring, old, and middle aged perception of whiskey to the level of Babylonian frivolity and Romanian ecstasy.
This is a party drink and with its catalytic qualities,it basically blends well with anything you pour in it. A variety of cocktails have spawned from this brew of Olympus and the selections keep on getting more and more. People are finding ways to make new concoctions with Fireball Whiskey as the main ingredient, and as witness to many of its brews I can surely say that the mixes rival the level of ridiculous and stupendous, the party reputation of New Orleans; or as the locals prefer to hear “Naarlehns”.
Below are some drinks that you might find interesting.
The Backdraft is a laid back drink you want to take while you’re sitting back relaxing and watching that championship game airing the morning after a night around town that ends with you peeing your pants and your head hunch downward while expelling a tremendous amount of vomit on a town’s most treasured monument.
Ideal for any sports pub drinker or the occasional war weary laborer who just ended his day shift. Just take a standard mug of Guinness and add 1.5 oz of Fireball Whiskey and voila! You have yourself a spiked day ender! Most people like to gobble this up of the bat but it is best recommended you take your time consuming this bad boy, giving you the opportunity to relax and have the TV wash over you like a tsunami on hard bedrock.
Now the 57 Chevy Margarita is a different story, also known as the prelude to a night described by Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night, it is ideal for that bar table sitting back while planning for a wicked and wild evening. Call it the appetizer for a six course dinner of debauchery and mongering which ends in having violated every single person you come across and ending up on the federal government’s no fly list.
Just mix a couple of these in a glass:
- 2 oz orange liqueur
- 2 oz premium tequila
- 1 oz Fireball Whiskey
- 3 freshly squeezed lemons
Make sure to stir these things thoroughly and add ice, serve and enjoy!
Angry Balls is a simple yet convenient drink that is readily available to any person looking to spike a home fruit beverage. It is great for drinking alone or enjoying that occasional home visit with some friends. Call it a readily available conversation starter. Just mix 1.5 oz of Fireball Whiskey with a pint glass of apple juice, apple cider, or any other fruit juice readily available at your home or the nearest store.
Any other fruit juice mix is also available or if you’re feeling a little mischievous, take a regular juice box and just mix it right in there. Carry it with you and sip to your heart’s content. Now you can get hammered without taking notice.
If you have a little sweet tooth in you, you’re going to love this next one, it’s a real doozey though, talk about pure alcohol. The Angry Badger, a testament to its name will drill a hole straight through your stomach and leave you buzzing like a Christmas tree on new year’s eve. It’s a simple concoction. Just add one part Fireball Whiskey and one part Honey Whiskey in a shot glass and serve them up in any of your drinking games or party games.
Most of these concoctions have been hard lined to hardcore drinkers. Some light cocktails are also helpful for any party goer or casual drinker since we wouldn’t want all people in a bar to come out hammered and spun. Let’s face it, we like to have some people straightened out to be the so called designated driver or the one getting lucky. Drunk sex with all that it’s cracked up to be is so overrated, don’t let the stories fool you. It is simple biochemistry. Alcohol inhibits the blood flow or circulation, that means when the time calls for it, the blood flows to the sex organ especially for males won’t be sufficient to guarantee the person performing to be primed and even if he is, I guarantee that state of being “prime” wouldn’t last that long.
When pounding whiskey, make sure one is straight and the other is hammered either way, both parties will have a good time.
Moving on to light cocktails, there is a plethora of these for Fireball Whiskey, below are some that you might find interesting.
People who enjoy the company of other people accompanied by healthy conversation, a drink, and that oh so favored cigarette will enjoy the Bad Apple, it has excellent taste, good flavor, and that sprinkle of alcohol that lowers our inhibitions to an acceptable and appropriate level for social interaction. Too much of thesebadboys might work against you. Before you know it, you might start feeling everybody up until you find yourself face-smacked on the pavement with a fist mark on your left cheek the size of Texas.
Mix a couple of these in a glass
- 1 part Fireball Whiskey
- 1 part dark spiced rum
- 3 parts red spiced apple brew or soda
- A dash of bitters
- Half of the glass should be with ice
It’s a long lasting drink that pays itself with enjoyable and interesting conversation.
The cliché of having drinks by the beach has not yet stood the test of time; despite the repeated past time it is still regarded as one of the essentials in any solitary beach get away. Even when you’re with a group, there will always be those times that you wish you could just lay back and be alone with a drink your hand, a tan on your soft skin, and a beach bed with your name on it all underneath a gorgeous pacific umbrella with a view that most people would kill for.
The Caribbean Fireball is the perfect companion for such a getaway. Spiced to the tip of perfection and just enough alcohol to lose some of your inhibitions allowing you to relax and let the occasional onlooker enjoy the view that is you. Take a lowball glass or anything within reach and mix 1 oz of Fireball Whiskey and Coconut rum with your favorite fruit juice or fruit juice mix along with 3 rocks of ice. Stir and add a touch of those mini umbrellas and voila! You are the living embodiment of the perpetual and repetitive cliché as portrayed by the countless postcards dating from 1962 to 1997 and every Hampton’s resident enjoying a summer stay on his villa.
This last one is a neat twist coming from the Hipster variety. Many people are now making the shift from fraps to milk teas or chai teas as some purists call it and with the way social media is pushing this hype, it is no surprise that a lot of people are now frequenting tea places to sit and chat, some even write books; perhaps the writer of this article as well. Imagine me sipping down a cup of chai while cramming my ideas on to this keyboard which is older than my Mazda.
The Chai Ball isn’t that complicated, just take whatever chai you have bought or made and toss in 1.5 oz of Fireball Whiskey. This goes without saying thought that when I say chai, it means that whatever tea you’re sipping you have milk in it. It will blend well with the Fireball Whiskey and boom! You got yourself a spiked drink early in the morning.
These are only some of the recipes you can make with Fireball Whiskey, you can find all kinds of recipes endorsed by the companies and some those made by well to do bars but thanks to app-savvy alcoholics you can find apps that list a whole lot more cocktails you can make with Fireball Whiskey.