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2020-12-09 10:30:28 AM  
It's the worst of the half-boozes. I'd rather have a tall glass of Sambuca.
 
2020-12-09 10:33:40 AM  
Hey, how about you drink what you want, and don't farking worry about what other people are drinking.

/any time an alcoholic beverage comes around that doesn't taste like turpentine and gym socks, some alcoholic asshole has to declare it not a real drink.
 
2020-12-09 10:39:00 AM  
*insert video of redneck moron drinking Fireball with Carolina reaper peppers*
 
2020-12-09 10:41:42 AM  
7. It will give you the worst hangover.

The most accurate statement in the article.
 
2020-12-09 10:44:21 AM  
Antifreeze is nectar compared to Fireball.
 
2020-12-09 10:50:59 AM  
Oh, and this:
A fact so unsettling to Europeans that sales of the sickly sweet booze were "temporarily halted" in Norway, Sweden, and Finland, which Fireball says was "due to a small recipe-related compliance issue." The chemical coming under fire is propylene glycol, which supposedly enhances flavor by absorbing water, is a slightly less toxic compound than ethylene glycol, which was-until recently-most often used in anti-freeze. According to the FDA, propylene glycol is "generally recognized as safe" when used in food "at levels not to exceed current good manufacturing practice," but nonetheless, Fireball removed the chemical from its recipe.

Is pure bullshiat. You'd have to drink a shiatload of propylene glycol to notice any toxicity.  It's a very common food additive in things like imitation vanilla extract, for instance.
 
2020-12-09 10:52:03 AM  
It's not great, but I don't hate it that much. Granted, every time I've ever had it was when I was at a party at somebody said "let's do shots of Fireball" and we did, but for the rest of the evening we drank normal people stuff.

I suspect that if I ever drank enough of it by itself I might not be so sanguine.
 
2020-12-09 10:54:52 AM  

hobnail: Oh, and this:
A fact so unsettling to Europeans that sales of the sickly sweet booze were "temporarily halted" in Norway, Sweden, and Finland, which Fireball says was "due to a small recipe-related compliance issue." The chemical coming under fire is propylene glycol, which supposedly enhances flavor by absorbing water, is a slightly less toxic compound than ethylene glycol, which was-until recently-most often used in anti-freeze. According to the FDA, propylene glycol is "generally recognized as safe" when used in food "at levels not to exceed current good manufacturing practice," but nonetheless, Fireball removed the chemical from its recipe.

Is pure bullshiat. You'd have to drink a shiatload of propylene glycol to notice any toxicity.  It's a very common food additive in things like imitation vanilla extract, for instance.


Wait until the writers discover that ethanol is "similar" to hexanol.
 
2020-12-09 11:03:58 AM  
I've only ever had it dropped into a hard cider like a boilermaker.

But man does that repeat on me something serious.  Still, not bad when it's cold.  Tastes like apple pie.
 
2020-12-09 11:33:54 AM  
It's weird I call it antifreeze when I refer to bad alcohol, but I call it coolant in every other situation.
 
2020-12-09 11:41:15 AM  
I just bought my first pint of it this fall. It makes a great drink called an "Apple Pie on the Rocks"

2 parts vanilla vodka
1 part Fireball
4 parts fresh pressed apple cider.
 
2020-12-09 11:44:46 AM  
Delicious antifreeze. Yum
 
2020-12-09 11:44:57 AM  
propylene glycol isn't freaking antifreze, its a food grade additive that can be used for other things.

Fireball is never a good decision, but that sure isn't one of the reasons.
 
2020-12-09 11:52:43 AM  
Hey guys, what's happening in this thread?

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2020-12-09 11:54:14 AM  

phedex: propylene glycol isn't freaking antifreze, its a food grade additive that can be used for other things.

Fireball is never a good decision, but that sure isn't one of the reasons.


it is a food grade antifreeze, typically used for freeze protection in plumbing systems not used in winter. Think cabins, boats and camp trailers.

"Propylene glycol is considerably less toxic than ethylene glycol and may be labeled as "non-toxic antifreeze". It is used as antifreeze where ethylene glycol would be inappropriate, such as in food-processing systems or in water pipes in homes where incidental ingestion may be possible."
 
2020-12-09 11:59:37 AM  
I don't get the big deal about Fireball.  It's not terrible but I have purchased the shots on occasion.  Generally speaking if I want to drink cinnamon flavored liquor (which is rare because I'm more of a vodka tonic drinker) I stick with schnapps (you can't go wrong with De Kuyper's for any flavor of schnapps really|)
 
2020-12-09 12:01:15 PM  

Snapper Carr: I don't get the big deal about Fireball.  It's not terrible but I have purchased the shots on occasion.  Generally speaking if I want to drink cinnamon flavored liquor (which is rare because I'm more of a vodka tonic drinker) I stick with schnapps (you can't go wrong with De Kuyper's for any flavor of schnapps really|)


Oh, I assure you, you can.
 
2020-12-09 12:08:01 PM  

phedex: propylene glycol isn't freaking antifreze, its a food grade additive that can be used for other things.

Fireball is never a good decision, but that sure isn't one of the reasons.


Especially since, as the article points out, it no longer contains it!

/Never had Fireball, so can't comment if it's good or not
 
2020-12-09 12:25:17 PM  
 
2020-12-09 12:34:23 PM  

hobnail: Antifreeze is nectar compared to Fireball.


I hear it tastes sweet.
 
2020-12-09 12:36:38 PM  

sithon: hobnail: Antifreeze is nectar compared to Fireball.

I hear it tastes sweet.


It does. I got a fine mist of it on my face once when my car's water pump went out. Happened to lick my lips.  It's very sweet, but in a fake, syrupy sort of way.
 
2020-12-09 12:49:55 PM  
You know what else is in antifreeze? Water! You sure you want to drink something that's being used in antifreeze?
 
2020-12-09 1:36:47 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Hey guys, what's happening in this thread?

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I do love the suggestion to serve Night Train very cold, that's a true mark of quality.
 
2020-12-09 1:58:07 PM  
Anybody in their 20s can be forgiven for drinking the stuff, but if you haven't moved on to better alcohol after that than your chances of appearing in a mug shot soon are probably pretty high.
 
2020-12-09 2:25:40 PM  

Diogenes: I've only ever had it dropped into a hard cider like a boilermaker.

But man does that repeat on me something serious.  Still, not bad when it's cold.  Tastes like apple pie.


That... actually sounds ingestible. I'd probably defer to cinnamon schnapps but hmmm. That gives me an idear. Mulled wine with a shot of calvados?

/must research
 
2020-12-09 2:34:52 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: It's not great, but I don't hate it that much. Granted, every time I've ever had it was when I was at a party at somebody said "let's do shots of Fireball" and we did, but for the rest of the evening we drank normal people stuff.

I suspect that if I ever drank enough of it by itself I might not be so sanguine.


Where we realize TFA is full of shait.  Worry about the hangover, not how the bartender (and other patrons) will judge you.

Why not drop peppers into vodak and wait?  Need to be cheap vodak and watered down to imitate fireball, but why do that?  Reasonably pure (US vodak is legally required to be "tasteless", don't overspend) vodak plus hot peppers should give you what you want, especially if looking for a bloody mary base.

Granted, most farkers wouldn't want that, but then they wouldn't think of buying fireball anyway.
 
2020-12-09 2:37:51 PM  
So bad that Jim Beam and Jack Daniels copied it
 
2020-12-09 4:06:41 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Martian_Astronomer: It's not great, but I don't hate it that much. Granted, every time I've ever had it was when I was at a party at somebody said "let's do shots of Fireball" and we did, but for the rest of the evening we drank normal people stuff.

I suspect that if I ever drank enough of it by itself I might not be so sanguine.

Where we realize TFA is full of shait.  Worry about the hangover, not how the bartender (and other patrons) will judge you.

Why not drop peppers into vodak and wait?  Need to be cheap vodak and watered down to imitate fireball, but why do that?  Reasonably pure (US vodak is legally required to be "tasteless", don't overspend) vodak plus hot peppers should give you what you want, especially if looking for a bloody mary base.

Granted, most farkers wouldn't want that, but then they wouldn't think of buying fireball anyway.


Cinnamon would be a better choice.  You know, if you care about getting the flavor right.
 
2020-12-09 4:31:59 PM  
10. The kind of assholes who drink Fireball are the same people who buy it in nips and leave the plastic bottles in the gutter. Goddamned slobs.
 
2020-12-09 4:48:10 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Anybody in their 20s can be forgiven for drinking the stuff, but if you haven't moved on to better alcohol after that than your chances of appearing in a mug shot soon are probably pretty high.


Yeah, I've already moved on to bigger and better things, like Four Loko.

/Because I don't just hate myself, I hate those around me.
 
2020-12-09 4:50:18 PM  
Why does Fireball exist?

Because straight shots of Jim Beam or Jack Daniels taste like arse, and you're drinking for effect, not taste.
 
2020-12-09 6:18:18 PM  
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2020-12-09 7:14:36 PM  

freakdiablo: Copperbelly watersnake: Anybody in their 20s can be forgiven for drinking the stuff, but if you haven't moved on to better alcohol after that than your chances of appearing in a mug shot soon are probably pretty high.

Yeah, I've already moved on to bigger and better things, like Four Loko.

/Because I don't just hate myself, I hate those around me.


That stuff was fun 8 years ago with the load of caffeine.  I bought one out of curiosity last spring, a....watermelon one? its too much.  Too much booze at once. The caffeine was the key.

Of course at 39 I still have no problem buying the many 8% alcopops and garbage liqour in the 2 for 5 dollar row.   I love me some gumball head & other fancy pants beers, but most saturday nights I'm cleaning my house and alone, and a couple 24oz cans of smirnoff screwdriver at least make the process a little more fun what with all the dancing and singing.
 
2020-12-09 7:50:41 PM  
A shot or 2 of Fireball is ok in a winter cabin after a day of skiing.  But do not get drunk on it.  Ever.

/At least the vomit tastes nice.
 
2020-12-09 10:24:18 PM  
It's alright mixed with either cola or ginger-ale but that's only if I'm out of something better to mix it with. But even though it is a mediocre at best booze it's possibly the best cough syrup in the world. I keep a bottle of it in the cabinet for when I get a cold. I've had the same bottle in there for a couple of years now, only had one cold this year in January and February. Worst cold I've ever had in my life, thought my ticket was going to be punched for sure.
 
2020-12-10 1:49:17 AM  

NINEv2: Diogenes: I've only ever had it dropped into a hard cider like a boilermaker.

But man does that repeat on me something serious.  Still, not bad when it's cold.  Tastes like apple pie.

That... actually sounds ingestible. I'd probably defer to cinnamon schnapps but hmmm. That gives me an idear. Mulled wine with a shot of calvados?

/must research


ohhh, I got you fam - Picon-bière. shot of the stuff into a pint of Stella, not too shabby! altho' it's flipping hard to find any of the Picon amaro variants for a halfway decent price in the US. or at all, for that matter.

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/helps if you live down the street from a Franch/Basque bar in Brooklyn
//mmm, vino + calvados doesn't sound bad a'tall!
///don't exactly prefer Stella, but Franch bartenders got their own standards to upkeep
 
2020-12-10 1:54:53 AM  

Pinnacle Point: 1 oz Fireball 1 oz Rumchata 1 oz kahlua Cinnamon Toast Crunch, for glass rim Cinnamon Syrup.


this... oh, lawd. so, at some point one of our local stores was in fact selling fireball shrinkwrapped together with rumchata, as a "recommendation" - and? it's surprisingly halfway decent. altho' ... dear herbie the babby christos upon hims tree, I did not know there was such a thing as kahlua cinnamon toast crunch.

also, oblig. antifreeze -

THE SIMPSONS/BART DRINKS WINE!
Youtube NyB07tRmZng


/THE MIRACLE OF COOLANT!
//yes, my stupid phone is still auto-correcting 'jeebus' to 'herbie'
 
2020-12-10 2:49:02 AM  

tjsands1118: Hey, how about you drink what you want, and don't farking worry about what other people are drinking.

/any time an alcoholic beverage comes around that doesn't taste like turpentine and gym socks, some alcoholic asshole has to declare it not a real drink.


It's not that it's not a real drink it's just not a good drink
 
2020-12-10 2:56:50 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: Martian_Astronomer: It's not great, but I don't hate it that much. Granted, every time I've ever had it was when I was at a party at somebody said "let's do shots of Fireball" and we did, but for the rest of the evening we drank normal people stuff.

I suspect that if I ever drank enough of it by itself I might not be so sanguine.

Where we realize TFA is full of shait.  Worry about the hangover, not how the bartender (and other patrons) will judge you.

Why not drop peppers into vodak and wait?  Need to be cheap vodak and watered down to imitate fireball, but why do that?  Reasonably pure (US vodak is legally required to be "tasteless", don't overspend) vodak plus hot peppers should give you what you want, especially if looking for a bloody mary base.

Granted, most farkers wouldn't want that, but then they wouldn't think of buying fireball anyway.


Fireball is cinimon flavored not capsaicin
 
2020-12-10 3:02:22 AM  

yet_another_wumpus: Martian_Astronomer: It's not great, but I don't hate it that much. Granted, every time I've ever had it was when I was at a party at somebody said "let's do shots of Fireball" and we did, but for the rest of the evening we drank normal people stuff.

I suspect that if I ever drank enough of it by itself I might not be so sanguine.

Where we realize TFA is full of shait.  Worry about the hangover, not how the bartender (and other patrons) will judge you.

Why not drop peppers into vodak and wait?  Need to be cheap vodak and watered down to imitate fireball, but why do that?  Reasonably pure (US vodak is legally required to be "tasteless", don't overspend) vodak plus hot peppers should give you what you want, especially if looking for a bloody mary base.

Granted, most farkers wouldn't want that, but then they wouldn't think of buying fireball anyway.


oh, you sweet summer child. in Ukraine, we just steal honey from bears, and peppers from the neighbors' garden, and then... bam!

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2020-12-10 9:17:33 AM  
This article is only about 3 years behind the times. Great job. Can't wait til the next one about those popular canned drinks called White Claw.
 
2020-12-10 11:34:18 AM  
Customers come into the store and ask for Fireball. No, so sorry, we do not carry that no more.
The cat, she died three years ago.
 
2020-12-10 2:06:29 PM  
oh!!! also... so, our usual supermarche started having stuff like fireball and blue-drank in the one checkout lane that allows alcomahol.

and I said to Steve, the friendly clerk who makes sure they always stock my beloved-yet-horrific Natty Daddy, I said, "wait, did you guys get a liquor license or something?"

il-a-dit: "no, they created an entirely different version so that grocery stores in PA could sell it. and if you buy some, it would count against your 192oz beer limit."

so, there is now basicamente some bizarre alternate-universe form of fireball that is made out of, I d'nno, malt or something, instead of bad whiskey? (to my credit, I've never tried it. also because we also only get the blue-drank.)
 
2020-12-10 3:13:50 PM  

rosekolodny: yet_another_wumpus: Martian_Astronomer: It's not great, but I don't hate it that much. Granted, every time I've ever had it was when I was at a party at somebody said "let's do shots of Fireball" and we did, but for the rest of the evening we drank normal people stuff.

I suspect that if I ever drank enough of it by itself I might not be so sanguine.

Where we realize TFA is full of shait.  Worry about the hangover, not how the bartender (and other patrons) will judge you.

Why not drop peppers into vodak and wait?  Need to be cheap vodak and watered down to imitate fireball, but why do that?  Reasonably pure (US vodak is legally required to be "tasteless", don't overspend) vodak plus hot peppers should give you what you want, especially if looking for a bloody mary base.

Granted, most farkers wouldn't want that, but then they wouldn't think of buying fireball anyway.

Cinnamon would be a better choice.  You know, if you care about getting the flavor right.


Why would I want the flavor of fireball?  Even if I like cinnamon.

tintar: yet_another_wumpus: Martian_Astronomer: It's not great, but I don't hate it that much. Granted, every
oh, you sweet summer child. in Ukraine, we just steal honey from bears, and peppers from the neighbors' garden, and then... bam!

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It seems to at least work well for real vodak drinkers.
 
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