Fireball iced tea with an orange wheel slice for garnish.

Cool Down and Spice Up with Firecracker Fireball Iced Tea

In Desserts & Drinks by sarawalkenbach2 Comments

As the summer heat blazes on, it’s time to cool down and kick back with a refreshing twist on a classic beverage. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the electrifying Firecracker Fireball Iced Tea! This invigorating concoction combines the cooling power of iced tea with a fiery punch of Fireball cinnamon whiskey, creating a unique and unforgettable experience for your palate.

For your warm winter beverage, try my Fireball Hot Toddy Tea.

Fireball Iced Tea Ingredients

A pitcher of iced tea, fireball whiskey, a glass filled with ice and a bowl of orange slices is all you need for this cocktail.
Make a pitcher of sun tea and add a shot of fireball to your glass for a fiery treat.

Iced Tea

Summertime is the perfect time for sun tea. Make a pitcher by day, enjoy this lovely libation by night. If sun tea isn’t your cup of tea (pun intended), brew up some black tea.

Black tea is described as bold, malty, earthy, or smoky. All characteristics that go great with the spiciness of Fireball.

If you’re a little more mellow, go for green tea. Green tea is lighter and has a grassier flavor profile.

Fruit-infused teas would also pair well with Fireball Whiskey. Any of these flavored teas would pair lovely with spicy notes:

  • Apricot
  • Orange
  • Cherry
  • Blueberry
  • Apple
  • Pear

Your local tea shop will help you pick out the right tea for you. Support local specialty shops. Without them we will be left with tea from big chains like Walmart.

Fireball Whiskey

Fireball tastes like sweet & spicy cinnamon candies with a little bit of vanilla and cracked pepper. It begs to be paired with a refreshing glass of tea.

If cinnamon isn’t your thing but you want iced tea with a kick, try any of these whiskeys:

  • Jack Daniels Honey Whiskey
  • Bird Dog Blackberry Whiskey
  • Bird Dog Peach Whiskey
  • Apple Crown Royal
  • Buffalo Trace Bourbon
  • Old Crow – if you’re on a budget

Chocolate goes great with whiskey, try these healthy Fudgy Brownie Bites.

Ice & Garnish

Lots or ice is needed on a hot summer’s day. Fill that glass to the brim!

Feeling fancy? Gussy up that cocktail with zest and a slice of orange.

A tall glass of iced tea with a shot of fireball garnished with an orange wheel slice.
Firecracker Fireball Iced Tea is a little sweet with a kick of cinnamon.

If you like this summery drink, you’ll love this festive Cranberry Prosecco Spritzer.

How to Make Firecracker Fireball Iced Tea

For a Crowd

  1. Brew a pitcher of tea.
  2. Chill the tea.
  3. Add desired amount of fireball to pitcher (1/2 cup is a good place to start).
  4. Fill each glass with ice, pour in the spiked tea, garnish with an orange slice.

For a Glass

  1. Brew a cup (or 2) of tea, so you have 8 ounces of brewed tea
  2. Chill tea.
  3. Fill up a glass with ice, add a shot of fireball, pour in the tea.
  4. Stir and garnish with an orange slice.

Like it Sweet?

Flavored whiskeys are already pretty sweet. But if you prefer sweet tea, add a drizzle of honey.

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A tall glass of iced tea with a shot of fireball garnished with an orange wheel slice.

Firecracker Fireball Iced Tea

Sara Walkenbach
Cool down and fire up with this summer cocktail. Thirst quenching sun tea mixed with Fireball whiskey is a match made in heaven (or would it be hell). Either way this is a lovely combo that is perfect for a hot summer's night.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Beverages, Drinks, Libations
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 111 kcal


  • 2 cups Prepared Tea chilled
  • 1.5 oz Fireball Whiskey
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel slice optional


  • Fill glass with ice. Pour in shot of Fireball. Top with prepared iced tea. Stir
  • Optional: add a squeeze of orange and orange wheel garnish


Serving: 1gCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 175mgSugar: 11gIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Fireball iced tea, Fireball whiskey, Spiked tea, summer drink
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