Best Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot Recipe – with Fireball!

Best Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot Recipe – with Fireball!

Best Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot Recipe – with Fireball!

A blast from the past, the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot tastes just like a bowl of our childhood favorite cereal. This tasty treat can be enjoyed as a shot, or over ice as a delicious dessert cocktail.

Was Cinnamon Toast Crunch You Childhood Favorite Cereal? Check out the Adult Version!

I love a bowl of yummy, sweet, crunchy cereal with super cold milk. Of course as an adult I don’t indulge in that much, but ohhh…..I would love to.



In a ranking of Favorite Breakfast Cereals of all time, huge foodie website lists Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal as #1. Number One Cereal OF ALL TIME. That sounds like something to celebrate – let’s have a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot!

It’s no surprise the recipe for a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot is so wildly popular.

These cereal shooters mix Rumchata, Cinnamon Whiskey and whipped cream served in a shot glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.


Shot glass with Cinnamon Toast Crunch dessert shot





Rumchata and Fireball Whiskey Inspire Childhood Memories

Well, obviously children weren’t kickin’ back a spicy cinnamon flavor whiskey but the familiar vanilla flavor, cinnamon flavoring, and sweet taste of the cinnamon apparently remind adults of their Cinnamon Toast Crunch of the past.

These Cinnamon Toast Crunch shots contain two liquors – RumChata and Fireball whisky. Each liquor is very flavorful and satisfying on its own and is the basis for many other popular cocktails.


cinnamon roll shot process




But together, along with the whipped cream and the cinnamon sugar rim, the Fireball ball and RumChata have been reported to inspire a déjà-vu feeling and memories of childhood, back to that are popping up at every happy hour.

The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot can either be shaken by swish or poured into two glasses. In any case, try adding cinnamon sugar mixture to each cup for some extra flavor with each sip.

What is Fireball Whiskey?

Fireball whiskey is a cinnamon-flavored liqueur that originates from Canada. It is made with Canadian whisky, natural cinnamon flavors, and sweeteners.

What is RumChata?

Rum Chata is a cream-based liqueur recently that contains Caribbean Rum, milk, real dairy cream, cinnamon sugar, and other ingredients. Its smooth milky taste works well with sweet and dessert shots.

RumChata is very tasty directly from the bottle; obviously, the liquor can be incorporated into shots and cocktails.

The cinnamon and cream flavors of RumChata also mix perfectly with coffee and hot chocolate cocktails.

cinnamon roll shot process


Is the Cinnamon Roll Shot the same as the Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot?

No, the Cinnamon Roll Shot is made with Pinnacle Cake Vodka, Fireball Whiskey, and Rum Chata. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot is made with Fireball whiskey and Rum Chata.

Is Cinnamon Schnapps the Same as Fireball?

No, cinnamon schnapps is a clear liquor made with cinnamon flavorings. Fireball whiskey is a red-colored liquor made with cinnamon flavorings.

Recipe Essentials

  • Shot Glasses
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • small bowl or small plate for rim
  • Cinnamon sticks for Garnish

Recipe Tips

  • Substitute Vanilla Vodka
  • Use as Much Watkins Vanilla as you want to get a bit more vanilla flavor
  • Add a Cinnamon Stick for Stirring with Cinnamon Sugar if you Like




Recipe Variations

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cocktail

Just adjust the recipe to make enough to fill a rocks glass. Add ice and pour the mixture over ice into the cocktail glass after its’ shake in the cocktail shaker. You can still dress the rim

Boozy Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pudding

You can transform this drink into a dessert with pudding additions. Combine two 3.5 ounce boxes of Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup fireballs and 1 cup Rumchata. Put in glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before storing. Oh yes! This is great for party purposes.


Shot glass with Cinnamon Toast Crunch dessert shot

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot Recipe

The wildly Popular adult version of your favorite childhood cereal.
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated sugar
  • 4 oz. Fireball whisky chilled
  • 4 oz. RumChata chilled
  • Karo light corn syrup for rimming


  • Rim your shot glasses by adding a shallow layer of corn syrup to a saucer, and adding ground cinnamon and sugar to another saucer. Stir together the cinnamon and sugar slightly. Dip each shot glass into the corn syrup, then into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Add 1 oz. Fireball and 1 oz. RumChata to each shot glass (we used 2 oz. glasses, adjust for different size shot glasses- I.E. ½ oz and ½ oz, making 8 total). Drink Responsibly and Enjoy!

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