Being born and raised in Boston, I hated the winters growing up. But ever since moving to California, I find myself more and more missing something I never thought I’d miss… snow!

Every year, I make it a habit to plan a winter trip. Sometimes I go back home for Thanksgiving or Christmas, other times I rent a cabin in Big Bear for the weekend. I always make sure to reserve a cabin with a fireplace, because there’s nothing I love more than curling up in front of the fire with a blanket, a book, and a warm drink.

After toying around with many spiked cocoas, hot toddys and ciders, this fireball apple cider is definitely my winter drink of choice. I made it for the first time last Thanksgiving, as my family and I were hanging around the fire in Cape Cod, and the warm apple cinnamon flavor was the perfect way to end the day. (And don’t worry ladies – it doesn’t taste anything like whiskey!)

fireball apple cider recipe

Fireball Apple Cider
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup Fireball cinnamon whiskey
  • Optional: 1 slice of apple, 1 cinnamon stick
Instructions
  1. Heat apple cider in a saucepan or microwave, then add to coffee mug or serving glass.
  2. Add Fireball whiskey and stir.
  3. Optional: Add 1 cinnamon stick and garnish with apple slice.