Rum Fireball
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Rum Fireball
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.29 / 5
This fiery shooter packs a deadly punch with the cinnamon schnapps and Tabasco sauce. Great for some hot fun, but beware! This fiery shooter packs a deadly punch with the cinnamon schnapps and Tabasco sauce. Great for some hot fun, but beware!
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White rum
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27.5% | 1.27 units *

Shot glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Rum Fireball cocktail is a thrilling jolt of heat and spice, skillfully blending the smoothness of white rum with the sharp bite of Tabasco and the warm, aromatic punch of cinnamon schnapps. This concoction is perfect for those who appreciate a spicy kick intertwined with the sweetness of schnapps, creating a dynamic and memorable taste experience.

Method
How to make a Rum Fireball

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Strain into the glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the ingredients for a Rum Fireball?

To properly shake the ingredients for a Rum Fireball, first, add white rum, cinnamon schnapps, and a dash of Tabasco Sauce into a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice to cool the ingredients without diluting them too much. Secure the lid or shaker tin and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds. This action will ensure that the components are well-combined and chilled, enhancing the flavors. Then, strain the mixture into a shot glass to serve.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Rum Fireball compare to other classic shots?

The Rum Fireball cocktail has an alcohol content of 27.5%, placing it slightly higher in strength compared to some classic shots like the Jägerbomb or tequila shots, which generally hover around 20-25% alcohol content. It's important to remember that the actual alcohol content can vary based on how it's prepared, but typically, the Rum Fireball would be considered a stronger option, suitable for those looking for a potent shot experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What are the best occasions to serve a Rum Fireball?

The Rum Fireball is best served at lively gatherings or parties where guests appreciate bold flavors and a bit of a kick from their drinks. Its fiery taste profile makes it a great choice for celebratory shots at events like Halloween parties, New Year’s Eve, or any occasion where you want to add a spicy twist. It’s also a popular choice in bars and clubs for a quick, invigorating drink.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Rum Fireball?

Given the spicy and sweet profile of the Rum Fireball, it pairs well with a variety of foods that can complement or contrast its flavors. For a complementary pairing, consider spicy or smoky flavored appetizers like jalapeño poppers, buffalo wings, or spicy meatballs. For a contrasting pairing, opt for sweet and creamy desserts like chocolate fondue, vanilla ice cream, or cheesecake, which can cool the palate after the fiery kick of the drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any exciting ways to customize a Rum Fireball?

To customize your Rum Fireball, consider playing with the spice level by adjusting the amount of Tabasco Sauce. For a milder kick, reduce it to just a few drops. Alternatively, for a sweeter edge, you could add a splash of simple syrup or use a flavored rum, like coconut or pineapple, to add a tropical twist. Garnishing the shot with a small slice of chili pepper or a cinnamon stick can also enhance the presentation and add an extra layer of flavor.

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