Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot

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This Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot recipe is a delicious, creamy RumChata drink. Tastes just like the sweet cinnamon cereal we grew up eating. Fun for a party or holiday, this 2-ingredient shot is always a hit!

Shot glasses with fireball and rumchata


I love sweet flavors of this Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot. It’s hard to believe it only takes 2 ingredients, RumChata and Fireball, to make this cocktail.

It’s a great drink for happy hour or and after dinner dessert drink. Sweet and creamy with a kick of spice from the whiskey.

If you like trying different shot recipes be sure to check out Washington apple shot, lemon drop shot, and tequila Jello shots.

What is Fireball whiskey?

It’s a cinnamon whiskey that has some added sweeteners. I think it tastes similar to RedHots candy.

People do drink it straight but I think it’s best when mixed like in this RumChata shot. You can also try mixing it with cola, apple cider, hot chocolate, or cranberry juice.

What is RumChata?

My sister introduced me to this cream based liqueur a few years ago. The ingredients include a Caribbean rum, real dairy cream, cinnamon, and sugar. It’s very smooth and milky with a hint of alcohol taste. Very similar taste to horchata.

RumChata tastes great straigh from the bottle but it’s also a good liquor to use in shots and cocktails. It mixes well with coffee, hot chocolate, cola, rootbeer, and Fireball.

How to make Cinnamon Toast Crunch shot

Scroll to the bottom for full recipe, ingredients and video.

  1. Ingredients: Begin by gathering the ingredients and glasses. I like using shot glasses but this can be made into a cocktail with a larger glass.
  2. Garnish: Place cinnamon and sugar mixture on a small plate. Dip the rim of a shot glass in a bowl of water and let the excess drip off. Place the rim in the sugar mixture to coat the top.
  3. Pour: Pour in RumChata and then Fireball.
  4. Serve: Serve as it is or garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or cinnamon stick.
Shot glasses, plate with cinnamon sugar, glass filled with rumchata and fireball

Does RumChata have to be refrigerated?

This is a cream based drink but does not have to be refrigerated because the cream has been homogenized with the rum so the alcohol acts like a preservative. Just store in a cool dark area that has a temperature between 50-75 degrees F.

Does RumChata go bad?

An opened bottle stays good for about 9 months to a year while an unopened bottle can stay good for several years.

shot glass with rumchata with fireball

Recipe tips

  • If you prefer the shot to be cold, pour the RumChata and Fireball into a shaker with ice and shake for about 30 seconds and then pour in the glass.
  • For a little added vanilla flavor, try adding a splash of vanilla vodka.
  • To get that true cereal taste, crush up Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and use that to rim the shot glasses or sprinkle on top of the drink.
  • This can also be made using a larger cocktail glass. Use 2-3 parts RumChata to 1 part Fireball.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pudding Shot

You can make this drink into a dessert with the addition of pudding.

Mix 2 (3.5 ounces) boxes of Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix, 1.5 cups milk, 1.5 cups Fireball, and 1 cup RumChata. Pour the mixture into shot glasses and refrigerate until they are set. Yum! Fun to serve at a party.

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Let me know if you make this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot recipe.

***This post is intended for people 21+. Please drink responsibly. 

Cinnamon toast crunch shots with bottles in the back
5 from 5 votes

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot

By Heather Seeley
A delicious mixture of RumChata and Fireball
Prep: 3 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 shots


  • 1 oz Fireball whiskey
  • 2 oz RumChata
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 cup water


  • Pour water in a small bowl. Mix cinnamon and sugar on a small plate or bowl.
  • Dip rim of shot glass in water and shake off excess then dip into cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Pour Rumchata in glass and then top with Fireball. Serve


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If you prefer yours cold, add RumChata and Fireball into a shaker with ice. Shake for 30 seconds and then pour into glass. 


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 10mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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