Fireball Eggnog

Ignite your holiday spirit with a glass of Fireball Eggnog, a fiery twist on the classic seasonal beverage, combining the warmth of traditional eggnog with the bold kick of cinnamon-infused whiskey. Take your holiday celebrations up a notch with this spiced concoction.

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Fireball Eggnog recipe

Eggnog with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg on top is a big part of the holiday equation.

Cinnamon lovers will love stepping up this Christmas cocktail with the addition of cinnamon whiskey. Fireball whiskey brings the spice, but the smooth, creamy eggnog balances it out. Trust me — it’s more of a touch of warm spice than a face-puckering experience for your holiday guests! 

Thick and creamy, this rich eggnog recipe is based on traditional homemade eggnog with real eggs, whipped egg whites, cream and cinnamon bourbon. 

Whether you’re a Fireball whisky fan or want to do something with that bottle of Fireball in the back of your liquor cabinet, you’ll find it’s the perfect drink to sip while rocking around the Christmas tree or to serve at guests’ arrival of holiday parties. Let’s get started! 

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Why you’ll love this recipe

This Fireball Eggnog recipe will get you in the festive mood and it might even be your new favorite Christmas drink. You’re going to love this holiday cocktail for a few reasons:

  • This drink brings Fireball’s distinctive cinnamon flavor to this classic holiday drink. It adds the perfect touch of spice and sweetness.
  • This creamy and velvety homemade eggnog beats what you can get at the grocery store.
  • Making homemade eggnog is easier than you’d think.
  • This cinnamon-flavored nog is perfect for holiday parties, Christmas Eve or sipping as a nightcap. 
  • Fireball is often considered spicy, but the creaminess of eggnog balances out the sharp cinnamon flavors. 
A jar of cinnamon syrup and cinnamon sticks on a plate, perfect for adding a touch of warmth to your fireball or eggnog.

What is Fireball?

Fireball cinnamon whiskey is a popular brand name of cinnamon-infused whiskey loved for its signature sharp spiciness that tingles the mouth and throat with every sip.

This popular cinnamon whiskey is often consumed as a shot, but it’s a versatile spirit that can be used in cocktails and mixed drinks.

Fireball is also delicious in holiday drinks like an eggnog cocktail. You can add it to premade eggnog or use it to make homemade.

A glass of mulled wine with cinnamon sticks on a napkin.

Tools & glassware

To make this delicious Fireball holiday nog, you’ll need a mixer to help you whip the egg whites and mix the egg yolks in the cream mixture. A stand mixer or electric mixer will both work fine.

(Bonus: A mixer is also helpful for making homemade whipped cream to put on top!)

This recipe makes enough for eight drinks. You can halve it or double it. But if you do double it, you will probably want a punch bowl and ladle to serve it.

To serve this drink, rocks glasses or mugs will work well.

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Fireball Eggnog ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this Christmas eggnog recipe. Here’s what to grab at the grocery store for this delicious holiday drink:

  • eggs: Use pasteurized eggs for eggnog for the safest eggnog experience.
  • sugar: Granulated sugar or cane sugar is best to keep that pumpkin orange color.
  • whole milk: You can use 2% milk if needed, but skip the 1% and skim milk for the best texture.
  • heavy cream: This is also sometimes called whipping cream.
  • cinnamon whiskey: Feel free to substitute plain whiskey or another flavor. Brandy, dark rum and aged tequila will also work, but they won’t have that cinnamon flavor. Fireball is most common, but you can use any brand of cinnamon whiskey liqueur or make homemade cinnamon whiskey with your favorite whiskey.
  • whipped cream: A scoop of vanilla ice cream would also be lovely.
  • ground cinnamon: A sprinkle of this adds extra cinnamon aroma as you sip.
  • cinnamon sticks: Use these to garnish the glasses. You could also use star anise or add an optional rim of cinnamon sugar. You can also sprinkle on a pinch of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Two glasses of mulled wine with cinnamon and cinnamon sticks.

Variations and substitutions

Mix things up by trying one of these variations on this pumpkin nog:

Non-alcoholic eggnog: If you want to make it alcohol-free, you can substitute cinnamon syrup instead of the alcohol.

Dairy-free eggnog: You can make dairy-free eggnog by substituting coconut cream (not cream of coconut) and your favorite non-dairy milk alternatives such as almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk or oat milk.

Vegan eggnog: You can try using the dairy-free instructions above along with egg replacers. Aquafaba might work best instead of the egg whites to make the drink fluffy. However, I’ve not tried this, but let me know how it goes if you do.

How to make Fireball Eggnog

The total time to make Fireball eggnog is faster than you’d think. Here’s how to make this delicious cinnamon eggnog recipe:

Fireball eggnog in a glass measuring bowl.
A glass bowl with batter in it.

In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with ¼ cup sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. You can use a mixer or a whisk.

A person pouring eggnog into a glass pan.
A bowl of eggnog with a blue spoon in it.

Stir in the milk, heavy cream and Fireball. (You can also add 1½ ounces of the alcohol to each glass if you’d prefer to keep some of the eggnog non-alcoholic or for non-Fireball fans to add their favorite whiskey.)

A fireball egg in a glass bowl on a marble counter.
Whipped cream in a glass bowl with a green spatula, enjoyed with eggnog.

In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with the remaining ¼ cup sugar until soft peaks form. Stir into the milk mixture.

Chill until ready to serve. Serve in a punch bowl and ladle it into rocks glasses. Garnish the top of the eggnog with whipped cream, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and a cinnamon stick.

A person sprinkling cinnamon onto a glass of eggnog.

Tips & tricks

Here are some tips and tricks for making this festive drink recipe:

  • Use new eggs at room temperature. Old eggs and cold eggs will not whip as easily.
  • Ensure the bowl you use for whipping egg whites is clean and dry. If your egg whites don’t set up properly, you won’t have the same thick, creamy eggnog.
  • Eggnog is usually served chilled or at room temperature, but it can be enjoyed warm. To warm it, heat it on low to medium heat on the stove, but don’t let it simmer or boil.
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What to serve with Fireball Eggnog

This boozy Cinnamon Eggnog is the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail or Christmas drink.

When you make it this time of year, serve up your favorite pumpkin treats like pumpkin breadchai snickerdoodles and cinnamon donuts.

You could even stir this eggnog into your morning coffee or latte to give it some eggnog and cinnamon flavor. It would be a cross between an eggnog latte and a cinnamon latte. It would also be good stirred into homemade cold brew.

Another idea is to use it in an eggnog white Russian, where you substitute eggnog for the cream.

Two glasses of mulled wine with cinnamon sticks and pine cones, perfect for a cozy night by the fire.

FAQ

Is eggnog served warm or cold?

Eggnog is usually served chilled or at room temperature, but it can be enjoyed warm. To warm it, heat it on low heat on the stove.

What can I add to eggnog?

Try adding different types of alcohol, such as brandy, whiskey, rum or even spiced rum. Add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice. You can even stir in flavors like vanilla extract, pumpkin purée, cinnamon-flavored whiskey or simple syrups to make new flavors.

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Fireball Eggnog

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Spice up your holiday gatherings with a kick of cinnamon whiskey! Craft the perfect homemade eggnog that's creamy, rich and full of fiery flavor.
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ingredients

  • 4 eggs separated
  • ½ cup sugar divided
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cup cinnamon whiskey fireball
  • whipped cream for garnish
  • cinnamon for garnish
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish

instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks with ¼ cup sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Stir in the milk, heavy cream and alcohol. (If you wish to leave the recipe non-alcoholic for some drinkers, you can skip adding it here and add it to the glass, 1 ½ ounces each.)
  • In another bowl, whip the egg whites with the remaining ¼ cup sugar until soft peaks form.
  • Serve in a punch bowl and ladle it into rocks glasses.
  • Garnish each glass with whipped cream, freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

notes

Variations

Non-alcoholic eggnog: If you want to make it alcohol-free, you can skip the alcohol or substitute a zero-proof spirit or cinnamon syrup. 
Dairy-free eggnog: You can make dairy-free eggnog by substituting coconut cream for the heavy cream and your favorite non-dairy milk alternatives such as almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk or oat milk.
Vegan eggnog: You can try using the dairy-free instructions above along with an egg substitute. Aquafaba might work best instead of the egg whites to make the drink fluffy. 

Tips & tricks 

  • Use new eggs at room temperature. Old eggs and cold eggs will not whip as easily.
  • Ensure the bowl you use for whipping egg whites is clean and dry. If your egg whites don’t set up properly, you won’t have the same thick, creamy eggnog.
  • Eggnog is usually served chilled or at room temperature, but it can be enjoyed warm. To warm it, heat it on low to medium heat on the stove, but don’t let it simmer or boil.

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nutrition information

Yield: 8 servings

amount per serving:

Serving: 8ounces Calories: 385kcal Carbohydrates: 20g Protein: 7g Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 11g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0.01g Cholesterol: 138mg Sodium: 75mg Potassium: 219mg Sugar: 19g Vitamin A: 807IU Vitamin C: 0.2mg Calcium: 160mg Iron: 0.4mg
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