Early Times Fire Eater _DSC3910 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinCinnamon Liqueur blended with Early Times Whisky

66 Proof / 33% alcohol

Suggested Retail Price: $14.99 to $15.99 / 750ml bottle

Availability: Kentucky, Indiana, Washington, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Wisconsin and California as of July 2012. More markets to follow.

Early Times Fire Eater Tasting Notes

Early Times Fire Eater _DSC3945 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinColor: Pale straw color. Slight golden.

Aroma: Strong cinnamon. Fullness. Jolly Rancher cinnamon candy comes to mind. Expectation of medium thickness mouth feel with sweetness.

Tasted Neat: Tastes more like cinnamon disk candies. Warming. Sweet, but sweetness fades to more cinnamon tone. Not fiery hot. Heat minimal. Warming effect is quite pleasant. Perhaps due to whisky inclusion.

I love how the warmth of this liqueur overshadows the sweetness factor. Terrific fun liqueur.

Mouth Feel: Light mouth feel, but far from thin.

Comparable Spirit: Perhaps Fireball Whisky. Could also be substituted for numerous cinnamon liqueurs, but would be lighter on sweetness that usual liqueurs.

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails:

One part Early Times Fire Eater, One part Rum Chata (Horchata with Rum). Chill in cocktail shaker. Strain into shot glass. – Tastes like popular cinnamon graham or cinnamon toast cereals.

Could be used in numerous shot drinks that call for cinnamon liqueur.

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1 ounce Early Times Fire Eater

1/2 ounce Amaretto

1 ounce Orange Juice

4 ounces Sprite

Place all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Roll shaker to blend. Transfer to tall glass to serve.

Review sample provided by representatives of Early Times / Brown-Forman

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Review: Early Times Fire Eater
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  • April 19, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Now available in Michigan. Bought a bottle of it at Meijer’s last night.

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