Dragon’s Lairs of 2015


There are over 100,000 bars in the U.S. and we’re looking for the top 12 most loyal Fireball bars for our 2nd annual Dragon’s Lairs calendar.  Nominate your favorite bar, tavern, club, pub, dive, saloon etc. and our panel of expert Fireballers will review the submissions and declare the best of best on July 15, 2014.

Who ignites the nite like no other? Nominate them on our Facebook page or click on this link now! https://a.pgtb.me/4vXCnV

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Only one nomination per person so choose wisely! Must be 21 years of age or older to nominate.

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2014 March Madness

Download your high-resolution 2014 March Madness bracket here! May the odds be ever in your favor, my dragon slaying baller.

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The Fireball Shrub Cocktail

Drinking vinegars or shrubs are nothing new in the drinking scene but they’re sure have made a comeback as of recent. Our friends, McClary Brothers in Michigan have an ever changing seasonal selection but one thing is constant; they start with an organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar and add fresh, seasonal ingredients and then organic cane sugar for near perfection in a bottle.

Check the brothers out, pick up a bottle and make yourself a Fireball shrub cocktail:

1.5 oz. Fireball Whisky
1 tbsp. McClary Bros. Michigan Apple Pie drinking vinegar
2-3 oz. soda water

In a cocktail shaker full of ice, combine Fireball, drinking vinegar, & soda water and gently stir with a bar spoon. Pour contents over fresh ice in a lowball or rocks glass. Cheers to the finer things in life!


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Want to get schooled on shrubs and drinking vinegars? The New York Times has your back.

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2014 Dragon’s Lairs Calendar

If you’re a true Fireballer than you know we like to recognize bars that take their Fireball loyalty to the next level; we’ve appropriately named them Dragon’s Lairs. After sifting through thousands of nominations from Fireballers across the country, we’ve compiled the best of the best into our very first Dragon’s Lairs Calendar. So now there’s a calendar that can remind you of all 52 Fireball Fridays!

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2013, A Year In Review

More dragons were slain this year than ever before. For that, we’re looking at you, the most bad ass fans in the game. Cheers to 2013!

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Mammoth Mountain, We’re Coming For You!

Congratulations to Ben C. from Virginia for winning out Mammoth Meltdown Sweepstakes!

Ben along with a plus one will be joining our National Brand Ambassador, Bob at Mammoth Mountain Resort in California this President’s Day Weekend.  Aside from round-trip airfare and accomodations, Ben scores a custom made Fireball Whisky ski jacket, lift tickets and a $350 gift card.  Time to ignite the nite in Mammoth!


We also want to congratulate our 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place winners who we’ve contacted. Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways soon.

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Mammoth Meltdown Ski Sweepstakes

The slopes are about to heat up!

Fireball is giving away a badass ski trip to Mammoth Ski Resort in California this Presidents’ Day Weekend. The sweepstakes jackpot includes airfare, a 3-night hotel stay, 2-day ski passes and more for the winner and a guest. You’ll also meeting our National Brand Ambassador, Bob for après style drinks at the base of the mountain.

We’ll also be awarding great Fireball swag to three runner-up finishers. Just enter before January 1, 2014 for a chance to win, and start polishing those ski poles!

Head on over to our Facebook page and click on the “Mountain Meltdown” tab to enter click here: a.pgtb.me/LHx7md

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For Official Rules Click Here

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Halloween Twenty-Thirteen: Nola got Fireballed!

The official un-official holiday of Fireball has come and gone. We’ve put away our zombie makeup and wigs, along with the stories from our debaucherous celebration. However, as everything on the internet the photos will live on. Go on, peek into our epic adventures and live vicariously through the dragon’s eyes.




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Fireballin’ in State College!

This past fall our Pennsylvania team closed down the main streets in downtown State College, PA to put on one bad ass BMX demo session just as the college semester was gearing up.  The demo featured some of the top BMX riders in the world including X-Games gold medalist Chad Kagy and others.  Enough words, scope it out for yourself! –>

Much thanks to The Rise Above Team and heavy hitters Chad Kagy, Alistair Whitton, Ronnie Napolitan, and Zane Bradley and cheers to Jorge Jovel for the filming and editing.  Fireball’s all around!

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Halloween 2013: The Un-official Official Holiday of Fireball Whisky

It’s all happening! Our favorite time of the year is upon us once again and we’ve set the bar pretty high. Dress the part and join us at one of our Official Fireball Whisky Halloween Parties. Consider yourself cordially invited, let’s dance with the dragon!

Event details:

This is South Florida’s largest Halloween block party. There will be a live bands and well-known local DJ’s starting at 8pm and going until 4am. The costume contest starts at 11pm and the Fireball girls will be walking around with shot skis and handing out free swag from 9pm-2am. 16 bars and $10,000 in cash and prizes!


  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • 10/26/13
  • Static Nightclub
  • 1650 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15232

The 3rd Annual Fireball Halloween Party is going down at Static in Pitt. Over $1,000 in prizes for the costume contest with DJ Strobe and special guest DJ Beatstreet pumping out the entertainment! Reserve a table by calling 412.7201.1396 or email vip@staticpgh.com


Brother Jimmy’s 2nd Annual Halloween Bash. Located in the heart of Mary Brickell Village in Miami. DJ, Costume Contest, Fireball Girls, and a chance to win tickets to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando!


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Live Band, Fireball drink specials all night with the Fireball girls walking around with samples and free swag, plus a costume contest!


  • Deerfield Beach, FL
  • 11/1/13
  • Muddy Waters (costume crawl start location)
  • 2237 W Hillsboro Blvd.

Costume crawl includes Fireball drink specials, shot ski features, & the Fireball Whisky girls! Come party as we hit these establishments:

  1. Muddy Waters- 2237 W Hillsboro Blvd.
  2. CJ’s Drafthouse- 1825 W Hillsboro Blvd.
  3. Oceans- 234 N Ocean Blvd.
  4. JB’s on the Beach- 300 N Ocean Way
  5. Kahuna’s Bar & Grill- 249 NE 21st Ave #81A


  • New Orleans, LA
  • 11/1/2013
  • Erin Rose (costume crawl start location)
  • 811 Conti St.

We’re setting the bar pretty high so we can hop over it.  Starting at 8:30pm on November, 1st at Erin Rose, the Fireball team along with our Ultimate Dragon Slayer winner, Josh will be leading a costume crawl. We’ll be popping in to 7 bars around Bourbon St. and the French Quarter with our final stop at The Maison on Frenchman St. for the Official Fireball Halloween Party. Dress up, drink up and beware, this Halloween is just around the corner! Come party as we hit these great Fireball bars:

  1. Erin Rose- 811 Conti St.
  2. Original Dungeon- 738 Toulouse St.
  3. Pat O’Brien’s- 718 St. Peter
  4. Mississippi River Bottom- 515 Saint Philip St.
  5. The Abbey- 1123 Decatur St.
  6. Aunt Tikki- 1207 Decatur St
  7. Checkpoint Charlie’s- 501 Esplanade Ave.
  8. Maison- 508 Frenchman St. (The Official Fireball Halloween Party @ 10:30pm)


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Fall Drinks, Because You Can’t Spell Fall Without Fireball!

Fall is upon us, the weather is changing and the days are getting shorter. The yearly reminder of our favorite holiday, Halloween! The un-official official holiday of all things Fireball Whisky and that special time of the year when the Average Joe has his head on a swivel as the undead freely roam our city streets.  It also means cozying up next to a fire with a drink in one hand and a great book in the other…or a drink in one hand and an iPhone in the other….or drinks in both hands, we don’t judge.

To help with the drinks, we’ve asked our friends, Jordan & Jocelyn over at This Girl Walks Into A Bar to mix up a variety of elegant and unique fall cocktails that anyone can master. Take a gander, recreate them, sip them and then check out their website for more recipes and ideas.

On Halloween night this year, treat yourself to the best cup of hot chocolate that you’ve ever tasted. A Wicked Coco is decadent, delicious, and definitely built to keep you thoroughly warmed and immensely happy as you celebrate the night away. Cheers to an evening of thrills, fun, and wickedness!


Wicked Coco
1.5 ounces Fireball Whisky
4 ounces 2% milk
4 ounces half &half
4 tablespoons hot chocolate powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon all spice
1/16 teaspoon ground cloves
Whipped cream for garnish

Step 1: Combine the 2% milk, half & half, and hot chocolate powder in a saucepan and heat over a low flame. Add the ground cinnamon, all spice, and ground cinnamon and stir until well mixed. Once there is steam rising up from the liquid you can remove it from the flame. No need to bring it to a boil.
Step 2: Pour the coco mixture into a teacup or coffee mug.
Step 3: Add the Fireball Whisky and top with whipped cream.
Step 4: Allow the cocktail to cool off enough to drink, then serve.

If buckets of Halloween candy have been replaced with goblets of delicious cocktails, then the Deadly Pumpkin Martini is for you. Let’s just be clear about one thing. You’ve been warned: for the undead only!


Deadly Pumpkin Martini
1.5 ounces Fireball Whisky
¾ ounce pumpkin liqueur
½ ounce hazelnut liqueur
Pinch of nutmeg

Step 1: Fill half of a martini shaker with ice.
Step 2: Add the Fireball Whisky, pumpkin liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, and nutmeg to the ice and shake well.
Step 3: Strain into a chilled martini glass and dust the top with nutmeg.



Fireball Pie
1 ounce Fireball Whisky
½ ounce vanilla vodka
½ ounce apple pie liqueur
2 ounces ginger ale

Directions: Fill a shaker with ice and add the Fireball Whisky, vanilla vodka, and apple pie liqueur. Shake well and strain into a glass filled with ice. Add the ginger ale, mix, and serve.
(Copy and Photo Credit: Jordan Catapano)


Fireball Tart
1 ounce Fireball Whisky
½ ounce pomegranate liqueur
Squeeze of lemon juice
Directions: Pour each ingredient into a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir well and serve.

Also, just because the cool and crisp autumn weather is upon us doesn’t mean you can’t relive Summer.  Click here for refreshing Summer cocktails.

This Girl Walks Into a Bar, run by sisters Jordan & Jocelyn, is a blog and website with info, books, apparel, paper goods, all about bartending and mixology. Thank you to Jordan & Jocelyn for their contributions. Copy and photo credit: Jordan Catapano.

This Girl Walks Into A Bar:

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Halloween Dance Party 99 Floors Up!

Chicago, boy does the dragon have a treat for you!
On 10/25/13 we’ll be dancing our Halloween costumes off 99 floors up at the Willis Tower (formerly named the Sears Tower) all to benefit the Merit School of Music.
Scope out the details for more information and to buy tickets:

What: The Tower of Terror
When: Friday October 25, 2013 at 9:00pm
Where: Willis Tower on the 99th floor!
Why: First annual fundraiser in honor of Eric Jasper. Proceeds will be donated to the Merit School of Music.
Ok I’m in, what else:
-Formal James Bond Casino Royale themed event
-BlackJack, poker tables, raffles etc. (no real gambling)
-Open bar + catered food = all night dance party in the eighth-tallest freestanding structure in the world!
-FREE shots of Fireball and prize giveaways!
-This event is 21+
-Tickets: http://www.bottlerokitz.com/
-Event page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/1401869806701845/

Live Performances From:


*Papa Skunk*

*Kings of Class*



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Nashville, Get Out Your Dancin’ Shoes!


Hey bartenders, ambassadors, & service-industry elite.  If you’re reading this then you have been deemed worthy by the Fireball Gods!

Circle your calendars and practice your dance moves because on Monday, September 30th we’re throwing the hip-happenest party anyone has ever seen.   This service-industry throw down starts at 9pm at an undisclosed location in Nashville. Yea, we’re that cool!

Think you’re VIP enough to get your hands on the last remaining tickets?  Email our National Brand Ambassador, Bob for more information and to purchase tickets.

Bob: bbowling[AT]fireballwhisky[DOT]com


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Calling All Bartenders…

Do you think you’re a top Fireball Whisky bartender? Now is the time to prove it!
Our 2nd annual Dragon Slayer’s contest is live on our Facebook page.
Keep reading for all the deets!

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Last call to fire things up! Fireball Whisky challenges you to take things to the next level & show us what you’ve got by entering to win the trip of a lifetime. We’re giving you and a lucky buddy the chance to party in New Orleans over Halloween weekend (October 31-November 2) with the Fireball National Brand Ambassador and his group of gouls, ghosts, and ghastly goblins…and probably the Fireball Dragon at the Fireball Whisky Dragon Slayer Halloween Party!

To enter, just head on over to Fireball Whisky’s Facebook page and click on the tab that says Dragon Slayer. From there fill out the form and submit a photo of your most creative Fireball Whisky pour. Our panel of distinguished judges need to approve your photo submission, but then it’s up to your Facebook friends and Fireball fans to decide the winner by voting for their favorite. Keep in mind that the entry photo must be an action shot of you creatively pouring shots of Fireball Whisky.
Remember folks, entries featuring nudity or anything obscene cannot be posted, so let’s keep it clean.

Grand Prize Includes:
Airfare for two, accommodations for two night, a $350 expense card for bar and food expenses, and VIP party access – all paid for by Fireball Whisky.

Let’s get down to brass tacks, New Orleans is often referred to as America’s most haunted city so of course it’s a bewitching place to spend Halloween. Enter, win, & party with Team Fireball in Nola!


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Dragon’s Lairs of 2014 Calendar

There are well over 100,000 bars in the U.S., and we’re looking for the top 12 most loyal Fireball bars for our upcoming calendar! Nominate your favorite bar, tavern, club, pub, dive, saloon, etc. and our panel of expert Fireballers will review the submissions and declare the best of the best to be featured in the calendar for 2014. Head on over to our Facebook page or click here to get started. Remember, only one nomination per person, so choose wisely!Screen Shot 2013-07-18 at 3.55.59 PM
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Hotter than Hell: Sin City Getaway. The Recap!

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It turns out what actually happens in Vegas ends up here.  This past weekend Jimmy & his wife experienced a vacation of their lifetime to Las Vegas and it was all free!  How you ask? Well, Jimmy was lucky enough to win our Hotter than Hell: Sin City Getaway sweepstakes that we ran on our Facebook page.  We drew his name amongst the tens of thousands of other entries and for that he spent the extended 4th of July weekend staying at the Hard Rock Hotel and having fun participating in a whole myriad of hotter than hell activities.   Below is a recap Jimmy provided of the amazing weekend.  Well, what are you waiting for? Grab a glass of Fireball on the rocks and read on!


“Wow, what a great Fireball weekend in Vegas!  A driver was at the airport when we arrived to whisk us away to the Hard Rock Hotel. A quick check-in to the room, then we joined Justin, the local Fireball Sales Ambassador, at the center bar for a couple of drinks. By the way he is a great guy; friendly, great personality. We grabbed a bite to eat and then were off to the helicopter tour. Pilot was personable and knowledgeable. Amazing views as we flew over the desert and Valley of Fire out to the Grand Canyon, and landed  300 ft above the Colorado River for champagne and snacks. We then flew back over the Hoover Dam  to to the Vegas Strip as the sun set along the horizon, an amazing sunset over the canyon and desert mountains. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Relaxed and played at the casino for the remainder of the evening then back to the luxurious king suite for a much needed few hours of sleep.


We were up early for a nice breakfast, then off to meet our wonderful host who escorted us past the lines to our private daybed next to the sandy bottom Hard Rock Rehab Pool. Once there, she introduced us to the waitress and waiter who would be taking care of us for the afternoon. What a beautiful tropical atmosphere that transforms into a fast paced high energy rock and roll party as the day goes on. We met some really cool people and had a great afternoon. Justin stopped by to make sure everything was going well and dropped of some Fireball shirts, which we got numerous comments on!


 After a quick shower and change, we were off to the 35 Steak and Martini restaurant for dinner. The staff was amazing. Top notch service. Marie ordered scallops, I ordered the filet mignon, both were cooked perfectly and delicious, as were the sides. Truly the most pleasant dining out experience in a long time. Another evening of gaming and relaxing at the casino before retiring back to the suite for the night. The flight home the next day was comfortable and relaxing. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Fireball and all those who made this wonderful, adventuresome, fun-filled weekend trip to Vegas possible!

Jimmy & Marie”

More pictures below:

Marie posing with the Maverick Helicopter from Dream Catcher Sunset Tours.

Jimmy and our Las Vegas Sales Ambassador, Justin.

3,500 feet below the Grand Canyon’s rim in Hualapai Indian Territory.  Just before Jimmy & Marie were served champagne. What a treat!


The sunsetting just behind the Valley of Fire in the Grand Canyon.

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Next time you’re in Nola…

Spirits on Bourbon was on Spike TV’s premier episode of Bar Rescue where World renowned bar expert, Jon Taffer, redesigned the former Turtle Bay on Bourbon. Having discovered the building was owned by barber Edward Deboire, who was murdered by his mistress in the bar, Bar Rescue made the focal point of the bar an antique barber ‘shot’ chair.

“Jon challenged us to find a product to sell as the shot of choice at the chair! The best and easiest choice was Fireball. It’s strong enough that men enjoy it while women, who wouldn’t typically ask for a shot of bourbon, find it smooth and tasty.” –Brad Bohannan

So the next time you’re in New Orleans, stop by Spirits on Bourbon and take a shot of Fireball from Edwards chair!

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Whisky vs. Whiskey (what really grinds my gears…)

We posted about this two years ago to the day and while we’ve settled a few overly emotional bar arguments, it seems we need to bring this all back up again.

The Internet is a crazy place where two kinds of people are constantly at blows with one another – spelling nazis and everyone else. Now I don’t claim to be perfect when it comes to the English language. Hell, I often have to look up the difference between desert and dessert before writing about either of those things. However, since I began working here at Fireball headquarters, one thing has consistently put my panties in a bunch and I laboriously spend most of my day correcting people on the difference between whiskey and whisky. Once I even had to correct a liquor magazine which incorrectly printed the “whiskey” spelling after interviewing our company’s owner about the very product they misspelled. It was then I vowed to put an end to this epidemic once and for all.

A quick Google search brings back dozens of different explanations in addition to even more articles about people complaining that the spelling doesn’t make a difference. To this I say, you cannot be more wrong. The short answer is the spellings have to do with the country of origin of the whiskey or whisky. Many say whoever is writing about said product should use the spelling most common in their own country. Granted, I am an American. I work in America. BUT Fireball is a Canadian product. And to simply spell Fireball as whiskey because America says so is a slap in the face to Bob & Doug McKenzie and everyone else from the True North.

The best and most detailed explanation I have found is this one on thekitchn.com. Click here for the full article: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/whiskey-vs-whisky-whats-the-difference-straight-up-cocktails-and-spirits-100476

But if you want the quick take-away so you don’t get made fun of at your next spirits tasting, here it is…

Whiskey/whisky nmemonics

  • Countries that have E’s in their names (UnitEd StatEs and IrEland) tend to spell it whiskEy (plural whiskeys)
  • Countries without E’s in their names (Canada, Scotland, and Japan) spell it whisky (plural whiskies)”
  • Now stop spelling it wrong on our Facebook page, damnit. We know where you drink………. :)

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    Dragon’s Lair

    Some bars carry Fireball and some bars don’t. When those that do take their Fireball loyalty to the next level, they become Dragon Lairs. The following bars have been deemed worthy:

    The Silly Goose in Memphis, TN.
    Don’t let the name fool you; the Silly Goose is a sleeping dragon ready to be awoken. Every Monday they do just that by holding a poker tournament. Here’s the kicker, when you fold your last hand and dare to buy back in, you buy a round of Fireball Whisky instead of buying chips. BOOM! Is your poker face on yet, doesn’t matter. If you are in the game, you will drink the flame. If that’s not enough, our Memphis ambassador Clay will be around passing out Fireball swag and maybe even playing a hand or two. Fireball buy ins go until 10pm, so if you’re brave enough, stop on by the Silly Goose on Mondays and try your hand at some poker, dragon style!

    Tryon Creek Grill in Portland, OR.
    Drinking on the job is generally frowned upon in our society, but not at this establishment! Regulars and new patrons can clock-in and clock-out for a chance to win various prizes each month. A time clock registers the amount of time they’ve spent at the bar, along with quantity of Fireball purchased in a given month.
    At the end of each month the hours and amount of Fireball purchased is added up. Those over a certain total are entered into a raffle for a Fireball bonfire pit, filled with swag. Talk about really giving it to the boss! Are you drinking on the clock?

    No Idea Tavern in Baltimore, MD.
    7 days a week, whoever has the highest tab at the end of the night, gets a bottle of Fireball Whisky. The tab has to be paid by one person with only one form of payment. The bottle is then inscribed with the name of the winner but has to stay behind the bar. The winner then has a month to finish it off. Why don’t all bars do this? Well… We have NO IDEA!

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    Fireball Beef Jerky: Dragon Spit!

    You’ve had Fireball and you probably have snacked on some beef jerky a time or two, but what about Fireball infused beef jerky?  Yup, we’ve gone mad in the kitchen again.  Beware! The following recipe has been known to make even the most daring Fireballer spit fire.

    What you’ll need:
    1 electronic food dehydrator
    1.5-2lbs lean beef sirloin tip
    1 & ¼ cup Fireball Whisky
    ¼ cup pineapple juice
    4 tbsp. liquid smoke
    ½ cup soy sauce or tamari sauce
    ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
    ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
    3 tbsp. sriracha® sauce or to taste (the more the hotter!)
    ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
    1 tbsp. cracked black pepper or to taste
    ½ cup brown sugar
    1 tbsp. garlic powder
    1.5 tsp. onion powder
    1.5 tsp. habanero salt or to taste (optional)

    Time to put on that crazy kitchen hat:
    • Try to purchase the sirloin tip already cut to 1/8’’ thick to make prep time quicker. To easily cut the sirloin into strips stick the whole package in the freezer for an hour. You’ll want about 2‘’ wide pieces by about 6’’ long. Remember they will shrink slightly. Wash your hands!
    • Take all the dry ingredients except for the brown sugar and mix together in a bowl. Use this as drub rub to season the meat thoroughly. Set aside.
    • In a medium saucepan over low/medium heat, mix all of the wet ingredients including the Fireball & brown sugar. Heat until the brown sugar has dissolved. Refrigerate marinade until cool.
    • Take a freezer size Ziploc bag and pour the cooled down marinade in it along with the sirloin pieces, go ahead and pour a little more Fireball in the bag and take a sip while you’re at it. Seal the bag and shake it to the beat of your favorite 90′s rock song, please nothing by Creed though. Time for a break, let the bag & it’s contents marinade for 4-7 hours.
    • Arrange all the sirloin pieces on the dehydrator trays and dehydrate on 155° for 5-7hrs.
    • You’ve done it; now feast like there is no tomorrow!

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    Hotter Than Hell: The Sin City Getaway

    It’s time to bring the heat. In fact, it’s going to get hotter than hell come July, especially if you enter our latest giveaway! Picture this, you and a guest in a helicopter flying over the Valley of Fire, round trip airfare to Las Vegas, a suite at the Hard Rock Hotel… Dare I say more? Well the buck doesn’t stop there. Click here for all of the details and who knows, maybe you could be one of our winners. Good luck! 

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    SXSW 2013 Itinerary – Austin, TX

    Another year and another South by Southwest throw down.  This will be Fireballs fourth consecutive SXSW celebration and we couldn’t be more stoked!

    Below you’ll find our itinerary during the music, film, and interactive conference in ATX.  As always follow us on Twitter to catch us in real time for shots, swag, and high fives!  Cheers.

    Friday March 8th, 2013

    9:00 pm – 12:00 am - Fireball Island SXSW kickoff Beach Party @ Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar.

    Tuesday March 12th, 2013

    7:30 pm– 10:30 pm -Waller Creek Boat House – Fireball/Firefly/Buffalo Trace Sound Cloud SXSW Interactive Party 

    Wednesday March 13th, 2013

    4:00 pm – 6:00 pmWaller Creek Boat House – Firefly/Buffalo Trace Sound Cloud SXSW Interactive Party 

    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Cocktails on Terrace at Bobs Chop House

    10:30 pm – 12:00 pm Whiskey Wednesday Pub Crawl: Shagri La, Brixton, Violet Crown, Liberty Bar (follow us on twitter to find us in real time @fireballwhisky)

    12:00 am – Fireball Whisky West 6th Street Pub Crawl (follow us on twitter to find us in real time @fireballwhisky)

    Thursday March 14th, 2013

    2:00 pm – 6:30 pmBlind Pig Fire Island SXSW Experience

    9:30 pm – 11:30 pm – Fireball Pub Crawl West Campus- University of Texas Bars (follow us on twitter to find us in real time @fireballwhisky)

    12:00 am – Thirsty Thursday Fireball/Firefly Pub Crawl- 6th Street Austin TX (follow us on twitter to find us in real time@fireballwhisky)

    Friday March 15th, 2013

    2:00 pm – 6:30pmBlind Pig Fire Island SXSW Experience

    Saturday March 16th, 2013

    2:00pm – 3:00 pmBlind Pig Fire Island SXSW Experience



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    Longboard Giveaway!

    Our friends at Anonymous Longboards in Fort Collins, Colorado sent us over a limited edition, hand-painted board by artist Karin Schwarz. This 6mm Baltic birch board was pain-stakingly crafted and outfitted with quality trucks, flashy red wheels, and plenty of layers of polyurethane.

    Needless to say, it’s pretty awesome and very exclusive. We have one and only one to giveaway and that’s where you, our fans come into play. Head over to our Facebook page to enter our giveaway or simply click here and BOOM, we’ll be announcing the winner on March 28, 2013. Go ahead! What are you waiting for? (Must be at least 21 years old to enter. One entry per person. Click here for official contest rules)

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    The Sh*t Show Comedy Showcase – 2/22/13 – Chicago, IL

    Chicago, we have a real treat for you on Fireball Friday this week. Join our Chicago ambassador, Samantha alongside hosts Rasa Gierstikas, Ever Mainard, and The Hot Dog Man (Kieth Pasel) at The Shambles for this month’s comedy showcase presented by us, Fireball Whisky!

    Comedians featured include:
    Nate SImmons
    Jack Thurston Farrell
    Aaron Weaver
    Chastity Washington
    Mike Lebovitz
    Alexandra Tsarpalas
    Mike Knish
    Peter-john Byrnes
    and Tim Paul

    Doors open at 8pm and admission is FREE!

    The Shambles
    2050 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois 60622

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    Anti-Valentines Day!

    Let it be known, Fireball Whisky doesn’t do Valentines Day. Feel free to share these images with friends and remember, loves stinks, lets drink!

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    Instagram Photo Contest #5 1/04/13-1/18/13

    With a new year comes a new Instagram photo contest. Up for grabs this time: a winter themed swag bag with a Fireball sweatshirt, scarf, & beanie. We’ve done #winnerwinnerdragondinner, #fireintothewild, #fireballfanatics, & #giftoffireball and now time for….. #frostyballs.  Yea, you read that correctly!  A cold arctic blast has swept in and given us at Fireball HQ a case of frosty balls so we dug through the swag closet and pulled out the warm stuff. To go along with the the hash tag we’ll also use the general theme of “winter”. So bust out those cameras and lets see some wintery & cinnamony pictures (Yea, I said cinnamony).

    Using our secret scientific algorithm, we will post the two winning pictures and send them our winter themed swag-bag. Do you have what it takes to out-hipster-filter the rest?

    1) Follow @fireballwhisky on Instagram.
    2) Post a wintery (or as you close as you can get my warm weathered friends) and have Fireball Whisky featured.
    3) Tag us by using #frostyballs in the photo caption.
    4) We will pick two winners and repost their photo.
    5) Winners will win a custom Fireball beanie!
    6) Contest runs for two weeks through Fireball Friday (1/18/13).

    Click here for the official Fireball Whisky Instagram photo contest rules


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    Take a Shot at a Shot Machine!

    Ever had an ice cold chilled shot of Fireball? Of course you have. What about at home? Who am I kidding, that’s probably happened too. But, I bet you’ve never had a shot at home from your very own Fireball chill machine. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! We’re giving away 1 (one) Fireball “home” chill machine and all you have to do is enter. The sweepstakes giveaway starts on December 28 and ends January 28. You can enter once an hour for the entire duration of the contest. The winner will be randomly selected, so the more you enter the more likely you’ll get picked. Clink on this to enter. Good luck!

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    Anonymous Longboard


    Recently, Anonymous Longboards out of Fort Collins, Colorado hit us up with this gem. Artist, Karin Schwarz, did the artwork by hand on 6mm of Baltic birch and the Anonymous team finished it up with quality trucks, flashy red wheels, and plenty of layers of polyurethane. This may or may not have become the best way to get around Fireball Headquarters.

    Aside from loving Fireball, Anonymous Longboards is a grassroots company that strives on making quality long boards while promoting local artists. We like to think that we truly have the best fans arounCan you feel a long board giveaway in the near future? Because, we can! Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for details.

    Anonymous Longboards Facebook Page


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    Instagram Photo Contest #4 11/30/12-12/14/12

    What a tradition this has become!  We’ve had a blast with our last 3 Instagram contests and from all of the entries that we’ve seen we can tell you all have as well. So what’s the hold up?

    drum roll please….

    Starting Fireball Friday, November 30, 2012 and running through 11:59am on Fireball Friday, December 14, 2012 we will be running our #giftoffireball photo contest. The theme this time around is: ‘Tis the season & all things jolly.  The holidays are a great time to gather with family, friends, & Fireball and we want to see it!  Whether you’re getting cozy around the fireplace, decorating the front yard or caroling in your favorite watering hole, we want you to snap a pic of the action and ignite the nite!

    Using our secret scientific algorithm, we will post the two winning pictures and send them the newest addition to our swag-bag, a warm custom made Fireball beanie. Do you have what it takes to out-hipster-filter the rest?

    1) Follow @fireballwhisky on Instagram.
    2) Post a creative picture with your friends and have Fireball Whisky featured.
    3) Tag us by using #giftoffireball in the photo caption.
    4) We will pick two winners and repost their photo.
    5) Winners will win a custom Fireball beanie!
    6) Contest runs for two weeks through Fireball Friday (12/14/12).

    Click here for the official Fireball Whisky Instagram photo contest rules

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    Pre-Thanksgiving Day Bashes!

    The night before Thanksgiving Day aka NBT aka Black Wednesday, the notorious night when revelers infiltrate downtowns everywhere.

    Whether it is college kids back in their old stomping grounds or family members avoiding each other it’s bound to be a memorable time. Join Fireball for some of the best Thanksgiving Eve bars around.

    Denver, Colorado:
    Suite 200
    1427 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202


    Memphis, TN
    539 South Highland Street  Memphis, TN 38111

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    Instagram Photo Contest #3 11/2/12-11/23/12

    We love hooking our fans up with wicked cool swag and what not better way than by doing it through creative photo contests!

    Starting Fireball Friday, November 2, 2012 and running through 11:59am on Fireball Friday, November 23, 2012 we will be running our #FireballFANatics photo contest. The theme of this contest is simple; we want to see your faces! We want to see our great fans do what they do best with Fireball, have fun! So gather your friends, a bottle of Fireball, and your camera and ignite the nite!

    Using our secret scientific algorithm, we will post the two winning pictures and send them the newest addition to our swag-bag, a set of Fireball rocks glasses. Do you have what it takes to out-hipster-filter the rest?

    1) Follow @fireballwhisky on Instagram.
    2) Post a creative picture with your friends and have Fireball Whisky featured.
    3) Tag us by using #fireballFANatics in the photo caption.
    4) We will pick two winners and repost their photo.
    5) Winners will win a set of Fireball rocks glasses.
    6) Contest runs for two weeks through Fireball Friday (11/23/12).

    Click here for the official Fireball Whisky Instagram photo contest rules

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    Halloween 2012, The Recap.

    Our Halloween weekend extravaganza in New Orleans has come to an end and we’re still licking our cinnamon wounds waiting for it all to happen again. Costumes, good friends, and of course Fireball made for quite an eventful weekend.

    Toph, a bartender from Oregon who won our inaugural bartender contest on Facebook joined us in New Orleans to ignite the nite and visit some of our favorite watering holes in The French Quarter. Here is his recap from the weekend:

    “New Orleans, Halloween 2012

    Our Fireball weekend in New Orleans was absolutely awesome. Shoulder to shoulder with thousands of folks dressed up in the most elaborate and creative costumes imaginable. We strolled in awe, soaking in the sights and sounds of the night. Music made up of chatter laced with jazz, laughter and acoustic panhandlers, echoed through the pillars of the French Quarter. We watched a constant mingling of the good, the bad and the ugly. Super heroes, Unicorn ballerinas and the walking dead stumble through Bourbon Street with a hurricane in hand, in a sort of controlled chaos. From then on our diet would consist of Fireball, Abita Amber, oysters, café au lait, Beignets, turtle soup, gator sausage, crawfish, catfish, seafood gumbo and of course more Fireball. The Fireball crew, led by The Mad Hatter, Jeff the Magical magician, and an entourage of colorful characters, led us on a blurry 8-hour pub-crawl marathon.

    It went kinda like:

    “Fireball appear!” “Fireball disappear!” “Fireball appear!” “And for my next trick… Shots shots shots!” “ FIREBALL!!!!! FIREBALL!!!” “Where is Bob? Hey, look Pizza!!”
    We had a blast hitting up some of the coolest bars and many of the locals favorites. We are thankful for meeting and being able to party with the Fireball crew. Thanks guys!!

    Christopher and Clare”


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    Halloween: The Un-official Official Holiday of Fireball Whisky

    It’s upon us.  The signs are everywhere.  Subtle weather changes, Oktoberfest brews adorning grocery stores everywhere, the harvest moon, and the classic costume scramble that will inevitably be postponed until the very last second and then BOOM! It’s here and there’s no looking back but don’t you worry because it’s Halloween. Break out that little league t-shirt, call yourself an athlete and get in the game because just like baseball there’s no crying in Halloween! Save it for your birthday.

    This isn’t the Halloween of your past with ma and pa over your shoulder while you fill a pillowcase full of Hershey’s and Twix. This is adult Halloween. Where people watching is a sport and the only sweets we’re trying to bag is considered eye candy. Do you get the picture? If not, meet us at one of our Official Fireball Whisky Halloween Parties and we’ll methodically induce the night of a lifetime. Yeah, we set the bar pretty high. Consider yourself cordially invited. Event details are listed below:

    Join our Philadelphia Fireball Ambassasor, Marci for a black light party of epic proportions taking place all night on Friday.  There will be drink specials and Fireball swag for the best dressed.  Break out your costumes and get down with Marci in Philly!

    We had to feature a beard competition and here it is!  Join Fireball and our ambassador, Fallon for a costume contest, live painting, carnival games and all things Fireball. Featuring live performances by DJ Curse Mackey, Everymen, and Brandon Pearce with Misguided Youth Crew.  Just to take it to the next level there will also be burlesque performances.  Party starts at 8pm with a $10/door charge.  For advance tickets and info: www.statetheatreconcerts.com

    It’s going down at the infamous Static Club! Join DJ Strobe, Tommy Hemp, & Mad Tom Brown bring in the 2nd Annual Fireball Pre-Halloween Party. Featuring $3 Fireball shots and no cover before 11pm. Our Fireball rep, Lindsey will be in the house handing out swag to the best dressed.

    Friday night in New York is surely to be a blast.  Join Fireball and the infamous Bar None shot girls for swag and sinn-amon.  The fun goes down at 10pm but make sure to show up early, our ambassador Howard will throwing out all sorts of goodies!

    • New Orleans, LA
    • October 27, 2012
    • Jimani Lounge & Restaurant
    • 141 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
    • https://www.facebook.com/events/536463833035543/

    We’re setting the bar pretty high so we can hop over it.  Starting at 9pm on October 27th at Jimani, the Fireball team along with our Ultimate Dragon Slayer winner, Toph will be leading a costume crawl across 9 bars in the French Quarter of New Orleans and end up at Checkpoint Charlies.  Dress up, drink up and beware, this Halloween is just around the corner! Come party as we hit some great Fireball bars:

    1. Jimani
    2. Erin Rose
    3. Molly’s
    4. Yo Mama’s
    5. Harry’s Corner
    6. The Abbey
    7. Aunt Tiki’s
    8. Balcony Music Club
    9. Checkpoint Charlie’s

    This will be the crème de la crème of bar crawls, an event that will live on in Charlotte history.  Join over 1,200 people visiting 20+ bars in Uptown. Event includes a costume contest for best individual and best group costume.  After the crawl use your ticket stub to get into this year’s Gravediggers Ball at Dixie’s Tavern featuring hip-hop great B.o.B.

    Come enjoy one insane party at two bars, side by side with all the zombie fixings! Our ambassador, Allie alongside multiple DJ’s will award a $10,000 cash & prize purse to the top 10 costume contest winners.  Our very own Fireball shot girls will be roaming the tents and handing out goodies. Bring your “A” game, from dusk till…

    Our Tempe Ambassador, Monica will be supplying the swag and good times for this massive bar take-over.  With shot and drink specials and a resident DJ what more could you want? Costume up and join us in the desert!

    Two nights in Philly?  Yup, join us for our second Halloween party at Tavern on Broad, an upbeat pub in the heart of Center City.  Dress up with a friend as an iconic duo for a chance to win a Fireball gift basket full of goodies.  Party starts at 9pm.

    Catch DJ Strobe on night two in Pittsburgh at Strobe for an electronic throw-down.  The Fireball girls will be strutting their stuff and handing out swag while the bartenders serve up $3 Fireball cocktails. As a kicker, there will be a $500 cash costume contest plus prizes for 2nd & 3rd place.

    Everything under one roof! Karaoke or what we like to call, scary-oke and a zombie reform school girls costume contest should surely ignite the night. To add even more, there will be Fireball shot specials from 8-11 along with Fireball goodies all night long.  Zombie up and join our ambassador, Brad for a deathtifying evening.

    • Scottsdale, AZ
    • October 28, 2012
    • Martini Ranch
    • 7295 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    • www.facebook.com/martiniranchaz

    If Saturday in Tempe wasn’t enough, join Monica again on Sunday in Scottsdale for a classy time of Fireball martinis and ghoulish dance moves.  As always, dress in costume for Fireball swag. The party starts at 8!

    • Austin, TX
    • October 28, 2012
    • Speakeasy
    • 412 Congress Ave., Austin, TX

    Austin’s finest industry folks will be infiltrating the historic and haunted Speakeasy bar taking up all 3 levels. The Heaven & Hell themed party includes live fire dancers, bands, and DJ’s.  Doors open at 9pm.

    Join Fireball and our ambassador, Howard at this eclectic neighborhood sports bar.  Fireball will be flowing heavily, so belly up in costume.  Party kicks off at 8pm with a special Fireball shot special and swag give away.

    Come and be seduced by the elegant yet urban décor at The Silly Goose with sounds provided by DJ Cody.  Our ambassador, Clay will be in the house for this Fireball Fear Bash.  Enticing are the shot specials, costume contest and the red hot Fireball swag.  9pm, don’t be late!

    Vegas, the grown up’s playground.  Don a crazy costume and get rowdy with our ambassador, Justin for an all out bar take-over and haunted house to boot.  We have a special DJ throwing down the hits along with a sultry sexy costume contest.  This one should be a packed house, so zombie crawl over early!  Doors at 9pm.

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    Instagram Photo Contest #2 10/19/12-11/2/12

    With our inaugural Instagram Photo Contest in the books it’s time to do it again! Starting Fireball Friday, October 19, 2012 and running through 11:59pm on Fireball Friday,  November 2, 2012, we will be running our #FireIntoTheWild photo contest.  The theme of this contest will be Fireball and the great outdoors, the best of both worlds.  Let’s see your most creative picture of Fireball in the great outdoors during this fall festive season. Using our secret scientific algorithm, we will post the two winning pictures and send them the newest addition to our swag-bag, a Fireball Zippo style lighter!  Do you have what it takes to out-hipster-filter the rest?

    1) Follow @fireballwhisky on Instagram.
    2) Post your most outdoorsy picture with Fireball Whisky featured.
    3) Tag us by using #fireintothewild in either the photo caption or comment section.
    4) We will pick two winners and repost their photo.
    5) Winners will win a Fireball customized Zippo style lighter
    6) Contest runs for two weeks through Fireball Friday (11/2/12).

    Click here for the official Fireball Whisky Instagram photo contest rules

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    The Ultimate Dragon Slayer!

    Our first ever bartender photo contest came to a culmination this past weekend.  We challenged bartenders across the country to pull out all the stops and think like the Fireball dragon by capturing their best “dragon slayer” shot pour.  We then uploaded their pictures to our Facebook fan page and let our Facebook fans vote for their favorite.

    In the end and after a close battle, we crowned Toph Holland from Ram Restaurant & Brewery in Oregon as the ultimate Fireball dragon slayer.  His dragon slayer picture titled, “Fighting fire with fire” included real fire and a risky four bottle pour.  Toph and a friend will be flown down to New Orleans to party with the Fireball Whisky crew at the Official Fireball Halloween Party at Check Point Charlie’s the weekend of Halloween.


    A big thanks to all the awesome bartenders that participated 
and thanks to all the Fireball fans out there who voted for their favorite shot!

    Stay tuned for more giveaways and contests to come.

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    Instagram Photo Contest

    1) Follow @fireballwhisky on Instagram.
    2) Post a creative picture with Fireball Whisky.
    3) Tag us and use #winnerwinnerdragondinner.
    4) We will pick two winners and repost their photo.
    5) Winners will win a Fireball bottle coozie!
    6) Contest runs through Fireball Friday (9/28/12).

    Click here for the official Fireball Whisky Instagram photo contest rules


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    Tailgating 101

    Football season is here my fellow Fireballers. Tonight we have the Cowboys invading the Giants in East Rutherford where it is sure to be a smash mouth game. So, while we can’t change the outcome of the game, we can change how we prepare for it… I’m talking about tailgating here folks. One of the few times in our adult lives when it’s acceptable to practically bare it all, paint our chests & faces like a long-lost ICP fan, while chest bumping our best friend, all in honor of a football team.

    But there are rules and guidelines we need to adhere to. I’m here to educate you on how to truly party like the Lord of the Lot you are. These are the must-haves you can’t go without to guarantee you’re one-upping that notorious group of amateurs one section over in lot J. You know the guys who think they are real fans because they have been wearing the same jersey for the past 10 days, while continuing to bump “We Are The Champions” over & over? Trust me, they’re ridiculous. Follow these simple tips to take back the mythical tailgating trophy and show those Chads over in lot J how it’s supposed to be done.

    1. Fireball
    This is a given, but make sure you bring enough to share as we Fireball fanatics like to spread the fire. Also, if your state sells Fireball in plastic bottles, I’d encourage that. Nobody wants be navigating around broken glass in a parking lot.

    2. Beer
    I feel like this a given too, as no tailgate is complete without a cold beer to enjoy alongside Fireball. Bonus: Pick up some hard cider when you’re at the store, it mixes perfectly with Fireball, especially in the fall.

    3. Bottle/Can Koozie
    You’ve got to show off your team pride with a koozie of your favorite team. Bonus: For only $5, you can get a Fireball bottle & a can koozie over here: http://www.fireballwhisky.com/gear (Come on, its $5. We’ll even ship it to you for free!)

    4. Sausage
    Grease and meat, that is all.

    5. Chicken Wings
    Bonus: Try our Fireball original formula hot sauce, again available on our website. http://www.fireballwhisky.com/gear/

    6. Folding Chairs
    Another basic item to make sure you have a few of in your trunk. You know that without these, your lazy bum is making friends with the concrete.

    7. Folding Tables
    As you would guess, it will complement the chairs quite well. Plus if you’re able to hang with me so far, you’re going to want somewhere to cook that food on!
    And yeah, eat it off of too.

    8. Team Flag
    Not too large, but not too small. It’s all about the height!

    9. Portable Power
    Bet you wouldn’t have thought about this one, but you’ll thank me later. You’re running quite the operation here, so you’re going to need some juice to make sure you keep it all together my friend.

    10. Ginormous cooler
    You have to store the Fireball! Depending on how long you plan to keep the party going, you’re going to want to make sure it all stays cool.

    11. Footballs
    Yes, plural, everyone needs to warm up. You never know when the coach will put you in, dude!

    12. Television or live streaming computer
    Now a serious tailgater is not only interested in the game about to go down inside, a serious tailgater also needs to keep an eye on his fantasy players playing around the country.

    13. Lastly but most importantly, a Designated Driver.
    Enjoy the game, enjoy the Fireball and thank your D.D.!

    Are you ready for some Fireball?

    Posted by Bob

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    Fireball GIFts

    Ever seen someone belly up to the bar and buy a round for everyone in the place? Plenty of thoughts begin to race. Who is that guy? Did he win the lottery? That guy must be crazy rich? Well there’s always one more option and in this case that guy may be with Fireball Whisky. Sometimes you need to show up and say thanks to the fans so that’s exactly what we did with a few Fireball GIFts. Cheers!

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    Weird World Records

    Sometimes at Fireball we have to do things we don’t want to do, like show up, and show up wearing pants. And sometimes showing up is followed by doing stuff, and sometimes that stuff leads to awesome.

    Wait, hang on, I’m going too fast. Let me start at the beginning…

    Recently at Fireball, we were working on a quiz. An amazing quiz. A quiz for all of you, the little people. Oh, this quiz is going to blow your socks off. It would, using what may seem to be a few simple questions, reach into your soul and draw forth your very essence, that special thing that makes you YOU. That’s right. This quiz will tell you what kind of Fireball Drink You Are.

    Now before you start clamoring and shouting and rabble-rousing and pleading, nay, demanding, that I direct you to this fabled quiz, you should know that it isn’t finished yet. This kind of exhaustive research can take days, weeks, hell, sometimes 4 to 5 thousand years. No, today I want to share with you some of what our research has uncovered. Some of this may or may not make it into our soul-defining quiz, so I present for you here…


    1. Fastest 100-meter hurdles…wearing swin fins (female)

    This is Maren Zonker.

    She ran the 100-meter hurdles in freaking flippers, and she did it in 22.35 seconds. To put that in perspective, the fastest time EVER for an electronically-timed, regular, boring ol’ 100-meter hurdle in normal person shoes is 12.21 seconds. It only took Maren an extra 10 seconds to do this. She must be incredibly fast, which begs the question: why in the hell doesn’t she just run normal hurdles?

    2. The World’s Largest Pocket Knife

    This one is just stupid. Here’s a picture of the world’s largest pocket knife.

    Notice anything wrong with this picture? If you said, “there’s no way that knife will fit in a pocket,” then congratulations, you’re smarter than the two dudes that built this ridiculous not-a-pocket-knife knife. According to Wikipedia, “A pocket knife is a folding knife with one or more blades that fit inside the handle that can still fit in a pocket.” So unless this is for an 80-foot-tall pair of pants, I don’t think this counts. Someone call Guinness and let them know they’ve been hoodwinked!

    3. Most Beer Steins Carried Over 40 Meters (female)

    This is Anita Schwarz carrying 19 beer steins:

    There isn’t a joke here, we just want to hire her to carry Fireball around this way.

    4. Full body ice contact endurance

    This is Wim Hof:

    He spent 102 minutes encased in ice. Amazingly, he looks pretty miserable in this photo. Wait, did we type “amazingly’? We meant obviously. Get this man a shot of Fireball, stat.

    5. Largest display of Star Wars Clone Troopers built with interlocking plastic bricks

    The force is strong with this record. Like, 35,310 individual models strong.

    No word yet on whether or not The Emperor is pleased with their record-breaking effort. Too bad they’re going to get blown to hell, all because of a small, unprotected thermal exhaust port. Tragic.

    Speaking of breaking records, there’s been a lot of murmuring from bars around the country trying to one-up each other by getting the largest number of people to take a Fireball shot at once. Any bartenders out there up for the challenge? Post your record breaking Fireball pictures to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/fireballwhisky

    - by Richard

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    Secret Fireball Party!

    There’s a secret Fireball Whisky service industry party happening in downtown Nashville, TN, this Sunday night from 9PM to 3AM. We have eight tickets left (two sets of four) to give away. Post a comment here on the blog telling us why YOU should get the tickets. Once you have been chosen, you will receive more information about the party. Good luck!

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    Fireball BBQ Sauce Recipe

    This recipe was sent to us by Ctk Threadz.

    Fireball bbq sauce!

    1 cup ketchup
    1/4 cup honey
    1/4 cup louisiana hotsauce
    2 table spoon sweet mesquite seasoning
    1 table spoon garlic powder
    1 table spoon onion powder
    1 small bottle fireball

    *bring to simmer while u stir it add in fireball and burn off alcohol ……and simmer 5 more mins enjoy after enjoy!

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    Ignite the Night Indianapolis

    Come April 17th-20th our Columbus ambassador and I will be in Indy to ignite your night! We’ll be crawling our way from bar to bar hopefully crossing paths with you. To better the odds, we’ve included our list of bars below. If that isn’t enough, follow us on Foursquare for real time updates on where we’ll be! https://foursquare.com/fireballwhisky



    Tin Roof

    Taps & Dolls

    Tilted Kilt


    Mass Ave Pub

    Front Page Sports Bar & Grill

    Wild Beaver Saloon

    Baseys Downtown Grill & Spirits

    Slippery Noodle Inn

    Blu Night Club

    Kilroys Bar & Grill

    Nicky Blaines Cocktail Lounge

    MacNivens Restaurant & Bar

    Chathum Tap

    The Ball & Biscuit

    Howl at the Moon

    The Ugly Monkey

    Cadillac Ranch

    Moe & Johnnys

    Alley Cat Lounge

    The Vogue Theatre


    Old Pro’s Table (OPT)


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    Cupcake Wars!

    Fireball Whisky recently had a surprise guest-starring role on an episode of The Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.” Culinary prodigy Heather Saffer not only used Fireball as an ingredient in her confectionary concoction, but also blew away the judges to take home the $10,000 grand prize. We’d like to think we had something to do with it. ;)

    If you’re in the Rochester, New York area, stop by her gourmet shop, Dollop and have a seat at the cupcake bar. You can also check out her blog at heathercupcakes.com.

    Watch the full video below and keep an eye out for us at the following times…

    • 18:10 – Announcing Strawberry Whiskey Cupcake with Fireball Frosting
    • 21:15 – Showing Fireball Whisky as ingredient
    • 25:40 – Describing the cupcake to the judges (mentions Fireball)

    Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, “Monster Cupcakes” Season 4, Episode 11


    Yours in whisky,

    - Richard

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    Chilly Bombers in Glendale, AZ

    A few pics from a recent promotional night at Chilly Bombers in Glendale, Arizona. Lookin’ good, ladies!

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    Ignite the Nite®: Phoenix

    Hey gang, this is Richard. Another ambassador and I are heading to Phoenix, AZ tomorrow to hit some Fireball bars in the Scottsdale and Tempe areas. Please join me for the barhopping if you’re in the area. Here are a few of the places I’ll be stopping by this weekend.


    92nd Street Café and Bar
    BS West
    Clancy’s Pub Pizza & Grill
    El Hefe
    The Lodge
    Geisha A Go Go
    Majerle’s Sports Bar
    Old Town Tavern
    Red Revolver Lounge
    Saddle Ranch Chop House
    Shotgun Betty’s Saloon
    Martini Ranch
    Bison Witches Bar and Deli
    Cadillac Ranch
    Casey Moore’s Oyster House
    Chronic Cantina
    Crave Café and Lounge
    Four Peaks Brewery
    Mary’s Place
    Mill Cue Club
    Robbie Fox’s Public House
    Tavern on Mill
    Vintage Bar and Grill
    Zuma Grill

    If you can’t find us, tweet to @FireballWhisky and I’ll tell you where we are. You can also follow our progress by friending Fireball Whisky on Foursquare.

    See you out there!

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    The Fire Diaries

    Here at Fireball Whisky, we often talk about where we’re going or how to find us. You see pictures or posts but never get to hear the nitty gritty details of our adventures, some of which the Internet isn’t quite ready for. It’s sort of a “what happens in Vegas” concept but use your imagination to fill in the blanks. Here’s the first of a series we’re deeming the “Fire Diaries.” The trials and tribulations of whisky ninjas traveling across these 50 states getting down and dirty with you, the fans!

    Flashback to November, 11, 2011. Even though it wasn’t Friday the 13th, something was bound to happen on triple eleven. The setting: Athens, Georgia. My co-pilot: Bob Bowling (Colorado Brand Ambassador). Our hotel: the oh-so-lovely Howard Johnson Inn. If you’ve ever seen what a hotel looks like in a 70’s slasher movie, there’s no need for any further description. Oh wait, you can’t smell a movie! Here’s a few descriptors to really lock in your senses: Febreeze resistant, burnt hair, a hint of pine scented all purpose cleaner. I digress…

    Bob and I catch a taxi downtown. A twenty-minute drive that lands us smack dab in the middle of the Georgia-Auburn NCAA rivalry weekend. The city was packed like sardines yet vibrant and alive. We grabbed dinner at Clocked, which is definitely worth checking out, then hit the town. That may be an understatement. Let me clarify. We hit Athens so hard we were almost recruited as linebackers for the game that following day.

    Fast forward to 2:30 am. Bob and I stand in line for 40 minutes waiting for a late-night slice and ready ourselves for the ride back to our hotel. Keep in mind, the city is at one of its highest peaks in population for the year. THERE ARE NO CABS. We’re dressed for 60 degree weather but on this December night, the temperature drops to approximately 30 degrees.

    Unlucky and underdressed, we anxiously shiver our way to a street corner shared by two college girls. We strike up a conversation and come to find, just moments before we walked up, someone had robbed them of the pizza they had just purchased. Seriously! Who does that? We offer them a slice and negotiate sharing a cab.

    Around roughly quarter to four in the morning, we catch a taxi. Being the chivalrous gentlemen we are, we offer to drop the girls off first. Home free! The warmth of the taxi envelops me. All I could think about was that Campbell’s soup commercial, just a kid thawing out after a cold winter bout, carefree.

    Then all of the sudden, the cab slows drastically. To spice things up a bit, let’s place the cab in the middle of an intersection, add a panicked cab driver with a mosquito like sense to move toward bright lights and we’ve got ourselves a recipe for disaster. We coast into the oncoming traffic lane to a definitive stop!

    Curious of the standard operating procedure for a cab dying, we reached out to our shaken chauffeur. He didn’t speak English, however he was fluent in sign language. Flapping his hands around attempting to silence our distress, he makes a phone call. He mutters “new cab.” Our minds are set at ease. What’s another few minutes waiting, we’ve come this far.

    A new shiny yellow taxi peeks its headlights over the horizon and stops on the opposite side of the street. Finally we’re going home for real this time. Well… not exactly. The cab driver jumps out of his taxi, gets in the other car and it drives away. Appalled, we watch in amazement. Insert R rated language here. We’re now worse off than we were in the beginning.

    To conclude, we made the best of the situation and ate cold pizza until karma delivered us a taxi. I never thought I’d be so happy to be back in my hotel room where I could drift off to sleep nestled above the cigarette burned sheets like King Arthur in a king sized bed.




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    Red Hot Holidays

    The weather outside may be frightful but Fireball is so delightful.  Why not ignite the holidays with a few cocktails from yours truly?  We ventured to the hottest corners of the earth, tracked down infamous pyromaniacs and together worked feverishly to develop drinks capable of roasting your chestnuts. So when Campbell’s soup can’t quite warm you up, leave it to one of our very own holiday drinks. Cheers!

    Red Hot Toddy

    Red Hot Toddy

    Red Hot Toddy

    • 1.5 oz Fireball Whisky
    • 1 cup of hot water
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • .5 oz of fresh lemon juice
    • 5 whole cloves
    • 1 cinnamon stick

    Fill a mug with hot water, add ingredients and stir with the cinnamon stick.



    Burning Chocolate

    Burning Chocolate

    Burning Chocolate

    • 1.5 oz Fireball Whisky
    • 6 oz of your favorite hot chocolate

    Top with whipped cream

    Stay tuned for more holiday recipes as we get deeper into the season!

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    Have a Hell of a Halloween

    You think you know Halloween? Fireball Whisky knows Halloween. Fireball Whisky IS Halloween.

    No more kids and candy. We’re not bobbing for apples this year. We’re not playing dress up with mom and dad and we’re definitely not staying home and watching scary movies on TV.

    Halloween should be the craziest night of your life. It’s packed bars and sweaty dance floors. It’s party crashing with Superman, the Headless Horseman, and that sexy kitten you just met. It’s office hook-ups that should never happen, text messages that should never be sent and trying to remember the name of the scantily clad nurse you made out with.

    On Halloween all bets are off. Guys, you know that pick up line you’ve been dying to use? Fire away. Tonight you’re Batman, not Carl the assistant manager at Pizza Hut Express. You’ll thank me later. And if your parents are on Facebook, change those privacy settings now.

    Do Halloween right this year.  Join us at one of our parties or cause pandemonium at your own with one our Fireball drink recipes.


    Join our Fresno Fireball Ambassador, Amy-Marie, for the second annual Fresno Zombie Pub Crawl, taking place Saturday in the Tower District. Ten bars will participate in the crawl, including Bobby Salazar’s, The Babylon Club, The Landmark, and Veni, Vedi, Vici. There will be drink specials and most covers waived for people dressed as zombies. If you want to participate, meet at the Me N Ed’s parking lot (Olive and Wishon) at 8 p.m. Saturday. You must be 21 or older to participate.

    Zombie Crawl

    Zombie Crawl

    Party in style at the swanky Hotel Palomar in San Diego with our local Fireball ambassador, Jeff. He’ll be on hand with Fireball merchandise and the bar will feature shot specials! Dress to impress.

    • FORT COLLINS, CO – The Devil’s Den Halloween Party
    • October 31st, 2011
    • The Drunken Monkey Bar & Cantina
    • 151 S. College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524
    • www.thedrunkmonkey.com

    An all night rager you won’t want to miss! What could possibly go wrong with $2 Fireball shots? Find our local guy, Bob, for free Fireball gear!

    Fort CollinsThe Devil’s Den

    A Fireball Run of epic proportions! Find our Austin Fireball ambassador, Justin, as he bar crawls down 6th street. Each of these bars will feature Fireball shot specials!

    • DALLAS, TX – Angel & Devil Party!
    • The Slipp Inn- October 31st- 1806 McMillan Ave  www.theslipinn.com

    Swag, free Fireball from 10-11p.m. along with the last costume contest of Halloween weekend.


    Our local Fireball man, Joshua, has set up some Fireball drink specials at these bars for your Halloween enjoyment. Check them out!

    • NEW ORLEANS, LA – Deja Voodoo
    • October 29th – 31st, 2011
    • Republic New Orleans
    • 828 S. Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130
    • www.republicnola.com

    DeJa Voodoo is a 3 night series of Official Voodoo Music Experience After-Dark Parties with DJs performing extended sets from midnight til 6am at one of New Orleans’ most legendary music venues immediately following Voodoo at City Park. Fireball Whisky shot specials will be on hand throughout the mayhem — most of them handed out by our national brand ambassador, Richard!

    Can’t get to one of our parties? Try a little do-it-yourself, and of course, please drink responsibly…


    Satan’s Spit: When Fireball Whisky sold its soul there were some complications. Needless to say, spit happens. This is what it tastes like…

    • 1.5 oz of Fireball Whisky
    • 1-10 drops of hot sauce
    Satan's Spit

    Satan’s Spit

    Voodoo Brew: Serves many and may cause you to have entirely too much fun on Halloween.

    • 6 cans of Beer (the cheaper the better)
    • 1 can of frozen apple concentrate
    • 1 bottle of Fireball Whisky
    • Mix together all contents AND ENJOY THE RIDE

    Wake the Dead: This one’s for the morning after. Use this concoction to jumpstart your life.

    • 1.5 oz Fireball Whisky
    • Mix with a shot of espresso or drop in a cup of coffee.
    Wake the Dead

    Wake the Dead

    Coming to one of our parties? Throwing your own? Let us know what you’re up to by posting a comment below! And if it gets too scary out there, don’t forget to think happy shots!

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    Nashville, Tennessee is what I like to call Fireball Whisky Ground Zero. The bartenders there have been integral in spreading the good word of cinnamon whisky to the masses and for that, I whole-heartedly thank them. But what good are words of thanks when you can give someone whisky of thanks? So with that I’m proud to announce that the first ever Fireball Whisky Service Industry Party will take place on Sunday, October 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.

    This invite-only bartender party will include an open bar of Fireball and beer, exclusive free merchandise, a TBA guest DJ and a performance by local rockers The Honeymoon Thrillers! Is your mouth watering yet?

    This event is closed to the public so you’ll have to score an invite from me or one of my Fireball teamsters. If you’re a bartender and you live in the Nashville area, post a comment below and tell me why you want to attend.

    You won’t want to miss this. Trust me…….

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    X Games Seventeen!

    As part of our continuing “Ignite the Night” summer tour, we’re hitting Los Angeles this weekend for X Games Seventeen. Richard and Allison will be taking the city of angels by storm during the day and in the evenings after the events and you’ll be able to find them outside the city, bar hopping near the beaches, passing out free shots and swag! Friend us on Foursquare to find out exactly where we’re going to be and when: www.foursquare.com/fireballwhisky.

    Visit our “Events” page for a complete listing of all the bars we’ll be hitting: http://www.fireballwhisky.com/events/?action=detail&id=22

    X Games

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    Ignite the Night®!

    This summer Team Fireball (aka: Me) is traveling across the country to spread the good word of FIreball in some of our new markets. We’re calling this epic adventure “Ignite the Night®” and we want YOU to join us.

    Here’s how this usually works — I fly into a city with a list of all the bars that have Fireball. Then I bar hop. I bar hop ’till I canst bar hop no more. And as I barrel through your fair city I create a wave of excitement that involves delicious cinnamon whisky. My goal is to amass as many people as I can on my bar hopping adventure and to ultimately buy as many people shots as humanly possible.

    Let me restate that in case you missed it: if you bar hop with me I will buy you free shots of Fireball Whisky. Let that sink in for a minute……………OK, good. Now what other liquor company offers this level of pandemonium?

    You’re probably asking yourself, “How do I get on this gravy train?” Piece of cake. Click the “Events” link at the top of our site. Then check out our list of cities and see if we’re coming to an area near you anytime soon. Click on the “See details page” link and if it’s available, we’ll have a list of bars we plan to hit while in town.

    For example, this weekend we’re going to be partying in Dallas, TX! Check out the list of bars we’re planning to hit below:

    • J Blacks
    • Christies
    • Three Sheets
    • Patio Grill
    • Katy Trail Ice House
    • Blackfinn Addison
    • Luckies Smokehouse
    • Nova
    • Malarkeys
    • Logans
    • Ringos
    • Churchills
    • Dodies (Allen)
    • Frankies in Fort Worth
    • Love and War in Grapevine
    • Sushi Axiom on Henderson
    • San Fran Rose
    • Pour House
    • Haciendia
    • Corner Bar
    • Knodding Donkey

    There’s no guarantee we’ll get to all of these bars in two nights so if you REALLY wanna follow along, friend me on foursquare so you can keep up with all our check-ins: https://foursquare.com/fireballwhisky. Don’t’ know what Foursquare is? Watch this quick video:

    CATCH ME IF YOU CAN! – Richard

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    Whisky vs. Whiskey (what really grinds my gears…)

    The Internet is a crazy place where two kinds of people are constantly at blows with one another – spelling nazis and everyone else. Now I don’t claim to be perfect when it comes to the English language. Hell, I often have to look up the difference between desert and dessert before writing about either of those things. However, since I began working here at Fireball headquarters, one thing has consistently put my panties in a bunch and I laboriously spend most of my day correcting people on the difference between whiskey and whisky. Once I even had to correct a liquor magazine which incorrectly printed the “whiskey” spelling after interviewing our company’s owner about the very product they misspelled. It was then I vowed to put an end to this epidemic once and for all.

    A quick Google search brings back dozens of different explanations in addition to even more articles about people complaining that the spelling doesn’t make a difference. To this I say, you cannot be more wrong. The short answer is the spellings have to do with the country of origin of the whiskey or whisky. Many say whoever is writing about said product should use the spelling most common in their own country. Granted, I am an American. I work in America. BUT Fireball is a Canadian product. And to simply spell Fireball as whiskey because America says so is a slap in the face to Bob & Doug McKenzie and everyone else from the True North.

    The best and most detailed explanation I have found is this one on thekitchn.com. Click here for the full article: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/whiskey-vs-whisky-whats-the-difference-straight-up-cocktails-and-spirits-100476

    But if you want the quick take-away so you don’t get made fun of at your next spirits tasting, here it is…

    Whiskey/whisky nmemonics

    • Countries that have E’s in their names (UnitEd StatEs and IrEland) tend to spell it whiskEy (plural whiskeys)
    • Countries without E’s in their names (Canada, Scotland, and Japan) spell it whisky (plural whiskies)”

    Now stop spelling it wrong on my Facebook page, damnit. I know where you drink……….

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    Finish Him!

    Last month saw the reboot of one of the biggest video game franchises of all time when Mortal Kombat launched to the rejoicing of hardcore and casual fans alike as they snuck out of work early and lined up outside of Gamestops across America. Even if you can’t tell the difference between Scorpion and Sub-Zero, you can still appreciate the sheer joy that results from ripping the spine out of your best friend’s avatar in all its high-def glory.

    If none of this makes any sense to you, watch this:

    Mortal Kombat was one of the biggest pop-culture explosions of the 90s having spawned countless video games sequels, two big screen movies, two TV shows, comic books, action figures, lunch boxes, flame throwers….you get the point. Anyone near my age demographic will recall countless hours spent in front of the TV as a child mastering button combinations to pull off the perfect Fatality and utterly humiliate (and impress) your friends. These were the days before XBOX Live, headsets, and Wi-fi gaming. When you wanted to play video games with your friends, you had to be in the same room at the same.

    What does any of this have to do with Fireball Whisky you ask? Well now that we’re all of legal age with the ability to purchase alcohol and video games that our parents don’t approve of, I urge you to join me in my crusade to make video games social again. Turn off the headsets, put away the Call of Duty, make some drinks, and invite your friends over for some classic arcade action in your living room. Hell, invite the girls over too. Some of them will enjoy this for upwards of 30 minutes (please note the heavy sarcasm in this statement)!

    As you pummel each other into oblivion with a bottle of Fireball Whisky at your side, up the stakes with this friendly competition…


    • The loser of each match takes a shot.
    • Two if defeated with a Fatality.
    • Three if defeated with a Fatality and a Flawless Victory.
    • Both players take a shot when a “Toasty!” occurs but neither is allowed to pause the game.

    Enjoy the mayhem and let me know if you make any modifications to the rules above. Cheers!

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    How to Find Fireball Whisky


    I thought the first real post on our new blog should be something useful. Since I spend a large part of my day explaining to people how they can find and purchase Fireball, I figured this would be as useful as a post can be.

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