Campfire Cocktail with Fireball, Bourbon & Rum

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Warming and spicy, just like a bonfire on a chilly autumnal evening, this Campfire Cocktail is made using Fireball Whiskey, Bourbon, and Rum and is cleverly layered to represent glowing embers!

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Campfire Cocktail

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Whether you’re camping in the woods or just hanging out in your backyard, this Campfire Cocktail is the perfect drink to keep you warm!

It’s made with Fireball, bourbon and rum, cranberry juice, peach juice, and grenadine.

Perfect for sipping by the fire while telling ghost stories or singing campfire songs!

           

Ingredients Used In This Cocktail

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

  • Fireballa cinnamon-flavored whisky
  • Bourbon – brands include Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey, and Jim Beam; use your preferred brand
  • Rum – brands include Bacardi, Captain Morgan, and Dead Man’s Fingers; use your preferred brand
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Peach Juice
  • Grenadine – a red syrup made with pomegranate

This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

Ingredients for Campfire Cocktail

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Campfire Cocktail with Fireball and Bourbon

Campfire Cocktail Variations

I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, like how to turn the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!

Virgin Campfire Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

So that non-drinkers can enjoy a Campfire Mocktail we simply remove the alcohol from the cocktail recipe and replace it!

Follow the recipe card instructions replacing the ingredients as below:

  • 1 tsp Grenadine
  • 1 oz Spiced Brown Sugar Syrupto replace the rum
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice – to replace the Fireball, and Bourbon
  • 2 oz Peach Juice

I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.

I haven’t made the mocktail version, so I recommend adding the syrups to taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives. In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com. There are other brands, but this one was more widely available.

Simply use the non-alcoholic alternatives instead of the alcoholic ones in the recipe card.

Frozen Campfire Cocktail

Want to turn this beverage into a frozen slushie? Easy! For the red layer, put the grenadine, rum, and cranberry juice into a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth. Pour into a glass. For the orange layer, put the Fireball, bourbon, and peach juice into the blender with ice and blend till smooth. Pour on top of the red layer. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.

Campfire Cocktail For a Crowd!

Want to make a big batch of this spiced cocktail for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!

You can serve it as a completely mixed drink, or mix the layers separately and pour it into your serving container.

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.

To make a big batch of Campfire Cocktail, mix together:

Red Layer:

  • 1 part Grenadine
  • 1 part Rum
  • 2 parts Cranberry Juice

Orange Layer:

  • 1 part Fireball Liquor
  • 1 part Bourbon
  • 2 parts Peach Juice

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, or pitchers, or go really retro and serve from a punch bowl! Whichever container best suits your event (and the drink!).

Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving container of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. And you can add some fruit garnish in there too such as maraschino cherries, peach slices, lime slices, and mint leaves.

Or why not skewer the fruit onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their drink?

When setting up your bar serving area, you could include:

           
Campfire Cocktail with Fireball & Rum

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make A Campfire Cocktail?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

Campfire Cocktail Recipe

Campfire Cocktail

Michelle Ordever
Warming and spicy, just like a bonfire on a chilly autumnal evening, this Campfire Cocktail is made using Fireball, Bourbon, and Rum and is cleverly layered to represent glowing embers!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp Grenadine
  • 1 oz Rum
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Fireball Liquor
  • 1 oz Bourbon
  • 2 oz Peach Juice

Optional Garnish

  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Lime Slices
  • Mint Leaves

Instructions
 

  • To make the first layer, pour the Grenadine into an empty glass and then add ice. Set aside.
  • Place the Rum and Cranberry Juice into a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake for 15 seconds to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the glass.
  • To make the second layer, place the Fireball, Bourbon, and Peach Juice into a cleaned cocktail shaker with ice, and shake for 15 seconds to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into the glass and garnish as desired. Enjoy!


    Campfire Cocktail Recipe

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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