The other day I was walking through one of my favorite places that I ate at for breakfast when I spotted a bag of Atomic Fireballs sitting on a shelf. I couldn’t resist picking up the bag and smelling the cinnamon flavor coming from the package. Those little round jawbreakers brought back many wonderful memories. As a young child, I would walk up to the corner store with my oldest brother to buy pockets full of those red hot candies! We would always have a contest to see who could keep the Atomic Fireballs in their mouths the longest. I decided to purchase a few bags to share with my brother. While I was standing in the checkout line, I thought it would be fun to surprise him at my Christmas party with an adult beverage using the Atomic Fireball Candy. That’s how I came up with the drink recipe for Atomic Fireball Candy Infused Vodka!
The Atomic Fireball Candy Infused Vodka packs heat that will warm you up on a cold winter night. I can just imagine sipping this delicious drink as I sit by my fireplace watching my guest enjoy the holiday festivities.
If you think you can handle the heat from this Atomic Fireball Candy Infused Vodka you should try it; your taste-buds will thank you.
Ingredients for Atomic Fireball Candy Infused Vodka:
One of the great things about this drink beside the taste it’s gluten -free, ideal for those guest that are on a special gluten-free diet.
Ingredients: Makes two (2 ) drinks
- 1 1/2 cups vodka (preferably Tito’s Handmade Vodka Gluten-Free)
- 16 unwrap Atomic Fireball Candies
- 6 unwrap Atomic Fireball Candies crushed
- glass container or mason jar
- martini shaker
- martini glass (my preference)
Place the Atomic Fireball Candy in a mason jar. Pour in the vodka. Cover the jar and seal it tightly. Shake the jar for a few minutes, then let it stand for 4-5 hours until the candy dissolves.
While the Atomic Fireball Candy is infusing with the vodka, crush the six (6) other fireball candies with a hammer, meat hammer or rolling pin. Kim’s Note – remove the candy from the wrappers and place the candy in a plastic bag, close the bag and wrap in a towel then smash the candy.
Empty the crushed candy onto a plate. Wet the rim of the glass and dip into the candy. Strain the vodka to remove candy using a cheese cloth or small mesh strainer. Fill a shaker with ice. Pour half the infused vodka into the shaker, and shake. Pour into the martini glass. Serve the rest of the infused vodka or store it in a glass jar. Kim’s note- you could use any vodka you prefer but make sure to read the label if you need gluten-free alcohol. The Atomic Fireballs are a gluten-free candy.
I hope you get a chance to try my Atomic Fireball Candy Infused Vodka drink recipe this holiday season. Check out my Cranberry Atomic Fireball Martini.
Have you ever eaten an Atomic Fireball Candy before?
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Kim Seghers is a Mom of three, creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family friendly site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, family, and everything lifestyle.