I have a feeling this one will be controversial, but is Fireball gluten free?
Fireball is one of the most common spiced whiskey’s you will find. Whether your are in a college party, or at a fancy restaurant you are going to see a bottle of Fireball. They are everywhere.
To kick this one off… I’m going to say Fireball could be gluten free. It’s a soft yes and will depend on your sensitivity, but allow me to explain…
Is Whiskey Gluten Free?
Most whiskeys contain wheat, barley, or rye, but they go through an intense distilling process which, according to Beyondceliac.org, eliminates the gluten and potentially makes them safe for people with Celiac Disease.
I would consider BeyondCeliac a pretty reliable source. They also include Fireball on their list of whiskey brands. So you have a good source backing you up!
If Whiskey is gluten free, does that mean Fireball is too?
That’s a good question. I’ve seen several sites say fireball is not gluten free, but I think at their heart, Fireball is gluten free. I think where we run into problems is the added spices for that sweet cinnamon flavor.
I read comments where folks with Celiac Disease had no issues with Fireball and some comments where people had severe affects. The answer for this one may take a leap of faith based on your sensitivity and pain threshold if it comes to that.
Please leave a comment below and let us know what you have experienced.
Favorite Fireball Recipe (Fire Bomb!)
As a food blogger you know I love a good recipe card and I enjoy a good adult beverage. This might be my most simple one yet, but wanted to include it.
This Fireball recipe is known as the Fire Bomb! My buddy Ben went to China for a trip and said this was the number one drink in bars there. He brought this ancient Chinese recipe home, and Fire Bombs! were created.
When I’m hanging out with Ben, you there will be a tray of Fire Bombs! If you thought it sounds like “Jager Bomb,” you would be correct. Same thing, just swap in Fireball for this recipe!
Is Fireball gluten free? It better be!
- 1 shot Fireball
- 5 oz Red Bull
Just like a Jager Bomb, drop the Fireball shot in the Red Bull and down the hatch!
Look at your "Ben" and scream Fire Bomb!