Celebrate Katniss Everdeen with this Hunger Games inspired cocktail – The Girl on Fireball Cocktail! OR just celebrate your love of perfect fall cocktail recipes and combine spiced Fireball Whiskey with tasty cider!
Katniss Everdeen Would Love this Girl on Fireball Cocktail!
Hi, Hunger Games Nerds! I am starting a new series on the blog called Literary Libations and I honestly can’t think of a better one to kick us off than The Girl on Fireball! If there is any doubt, I am totally a Katniss Everdeen fangirl (oh, and I should also just get it out there that I am definitely Team Peeta).
I feel like Suzanne Collins offered us something that can often be lacking in literature and movies – strong, interesting and complicated female characters. Katniss isn’t perfect – but there is something in her fallibility that makes it hard to look away.
Fallibility should be celebrated. I know this sounds strange but go with me here for a minute. We humans tend to push down vulnerability and mistakes. We become embarrassed, even angry when our mistakes or flaws are discussed. But to be flawed is to be human so to have great characters means to write flawed characters.
We connect with Katniss because we understand her emotional drive. We understand why she races out and yells “I volunteer as tribute”; we understand why she often reverts inward to shield herself from her own fear as well as the emotions of others around her; we understand the struggle over Peeta and Gale because we have also struggled with deciding who is better for us. Katniss and all of her struggles and fallibility should be celebrated – so we will start with a fun literary cocktail in her honor.
Girl on Fireball is the perfect tribute for her because it combines something a bit strong and spiced with something a little sweeter!
WHAT IS FIREBALL WHISKY AND WHY IS THE “E” MISSING?
Fireball Whisky is a cinnamon whisky that offers a spicy kick to a traditional whiskey. It originates from Canada back in the 1980s which is why it isn’t spelled with the “e”. It’s a Canadian thing! And yes, it is made with real cinnamon to get it’s famous spiced flavor!
I feel like people either love Fireball Whisky and have known about it forever, or people have no idea what the heck it is. And a lot of the people that do love it, have no idea what to do with it. My husband might like sipping on it straight but not everyone falls into the same boat, me included.
My favorite Fireball drink is this super easy fall cocktail recipe. I combine a shot of Fireball Whiskey with my favorite bottle of hard cider and get the perfect spiced cider drink! Fireball Cocktails don’t have to be complicated to be delicious!
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DRINKING FIREBALL WHISKY:
You can look up a ton of great recipe suggestions on the Fireball Whisky website!
Also consider adding it to drink recipes you already love: hot toddies, hot chocolate, guinness, or horchata.
More Hunger Games Recipes and Crafts You Might Love:
- President Snow’s White Rose Cake
- Katniss Braided Breadsticks
- Hunger Games Logo Cut Files
- Cinna-mon Sugar Scrub
- “Nightlock” Berry Cupcakes with Berry Frosting
- Hunger Games Wreath
- Ultimate Collection of Hunger Games Party Ideas
- Hunger Games T-Shirts
Time to Make this Super Easy Fireball Cocktail!
Celebrate Katniss Everdeen with this Hunger Games inspired cocktail - The Girl on Fireball Cocktail! OR just celebrate your love of perfect fall cocktail recipes and combine spiced Fireball Whiskey with tasty cider!
- 1 bottle of hard cider
- 1 shot Fireball Whiskey
Slowly pour the two together to reduce any foam. Enjoy!