More Harry Potter themed drinks.  This is a pretty prominent spirit in the series, only for those witches and wizards who are of-age.  Its only real description is that it burns and leaves you warm.  Well, this certainly does that!  You who have remotely seen the state of the modern spirits business might be saying, “Isn’t that just Fireball?”  No.  No it is not.   Fireball tastes like Red-Hots candies.  This is quite literally whiskey with a cinnamon flavor.  There is no sugar.  This is not for the faint of heart.

I used Seagram’s 7 whiskey and Penzey’s cinnamon sticks (most likely China cinnamon).  They smelled the best together.  However, use whatever you’ve got on hand.


To the left, the whiskey used to create Firewhiskey, before the process.  To the right, the finished product, under the same light.  No artificial colors, that is the work of the cinnamon and chili alone!



Yield: About 4 cups


4 c. Whiskey, divided

3 Cinnamon Sticks

1/2 t. Chili Flakes


Combine 2c. whiskey and cinnamon sticks in a lidded jar.  Shake, and set some where cool and dark.  Let steep for three days, shaking each day.

Add the chili flakes, and let steep for no longer than another day.

Add the last of the whiskey, stir to combine, and pour into your bottle.

Enjoy… with caution ; )


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