I'm Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I try not to discuss my job a lot on this blog, but I will tell you that my client was an alcohol company for about three years. During this time, I began talking to my bartenders more.

I’d “interview” them to find out what drinks and shots were currently trendy. I found it rather fascinating how quickly shot trends passed and were picked up by my friends.

There were Jager Bombs, Alabama Slammers, Red Headed Sluts, Patron, Vegas Bombs and the list goes on. Based on experience and the word on the street, is that Little Beers and Fireballs are the current “it” shots of the moment.

Since we’ve already chatted Little Beers, let’s talk Fireballs.

There is not much that goes into a Fireball shot – it’s basically Fireball. Yes, Fireball is a Cinnamon Whisky that you just pour into a shot glass.

What’s it taste like? The brand tagline speaks for itself…

According to the brand’s website

“Fireball Cinnamon Whisky needs no introduction. If you haven't tried it, just imagine what it's like to get a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick to the face if his legs were on fire and tasted like cinnamon. Live it, love it, shoot it -- your dad's whisky never tasted so smooth. What happens next is up to you”

Fireball was apparently created in the 1980s in Canada by a bartender that was trying to cure frostbite (sounds a bit like our weather now!). The alcohol content is 33%. 

So next time you are out with your friends and someone says “Let’s do a shot,” be a badass and try a Fireball! You just may want to keep a glass of water handy to help put out the flames!