These Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shots are the perfect Fall cocktail! So easy to make and they taste amazing.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shots
The flavor of these shots tastes so much like Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal that it is wild!
This great dessert cocktail dinner drink is essential for Fall, Thanksgiving, or holiday parties.
The combination of cinnamon whiskey and RumChata tastes amazing. You can sip this shot or toss it back in one go.
Serving this cocktail would be fantastic if you plan to host a fall brunch.
I admit that sugary Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is one of my favorite cereals. It is my late-night snack while working.
It tastes like a bowl of our childhood memories. Do you remember watching Saturday morning cartoons with a bowl of cereal in hand?
Now I love that you can make an adult version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch! The perfect, delicious dessert cocktail.
I will be working on sharing more RumChata drinks now that we have a full-size bottle in the liquor cabinet. I have so many ideas for more fun beverages. We have been working on many Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlua, Goldschläger, and Cinnamon Schnapps recipes for Fall and Winter.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot ingredients
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
Optional: Cinnamon Stick for Garnish, whipped cream
What is Rum Chata?
RumChata is a rum cream made with a base of Caribbean Rum and real dairy cream. Horchata, a popular cinnamon and rice milk beverage in Mexico, inspires the liqueur version.
Does RumChata have to be refrigerated?
No, RumChata does not need to be refrigerated. The cream and rum mixture makes it a homogenized product, and the alcohol acts as a preservative.
Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey combines Canadian whisky, cinnamon flavoring, and sweeteners.
- 2 Small Bowls
- 2-Ounce Shot Glasses: We love these 2 oz shot glasses, especially for layered shots.
- Cocktail Shaker
A cocktail glass can be used if you prefer this drink over ice or a larger drink.
How to make Cinnamon Toast Crunch Drink
Step 1 - Add a small amount of water to a small bowl. Add in sugar by the spoonful until you have a thick paste to coat the rim of the shot glass.
Step 2 - Combine cinnamon sugar in a 2 to 1 ratio. Add in 2 teaspoon cinnamon to 1 teaspoon sugar. Mix together until you get the combination you enjoy. Use this to create the cinnamon sugar rim.
Crushed cereal can also be used to rim the glass but the ground cinnamon sugar is easier to consume.
Step 3 - Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Mix RumChata and Fireball Whiskey in the cocktail shaker. Shake until combined and cold.
Step 4 - Strain into sugar/cinnamon rimmed shot glass.
Optional - Garnish with a piece of Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead: If you like the horchata-inspired flavor of RumChata, we also have these RumChata Pudding Shots that take some prep work but are great for parties; just serve them on a pretty tray and let your guests enjoy them!
Storage: This sweet dessert shot is best enjoyed made-to-order for the presentation alone.
Freezing/How to Freeze: This Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot would also be yummy in boozy milkshake form.
Substitutions: If you want a bit more vanilla flavor, you can add Vanilla Vodka for more flavor.
Vegetarian + Vegan Option: RumChata and Fireball are vegetarian-friendly due to not having meat-based ingredients. However, the dairy in RumChata makes it unsuitable for a vegan diet, and Fireball is not vegan. We haven’t found a vegan-friendly Fireball alternative.
Gluten-Free: RumChata and Fireball are gluten-free; we’ll raise a glass to that!
Larger Group/More Servings: You can make this shot in an Old Fashioned Glass/Rocks Glass for a larger cocktail. Add ice to a rocks glass and pour the Cinnamon Toast Crunch cocktail over the ice. You will need to double the recipe to fill this larger glass.
Sugar-Free: With only a gram of sugar, this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot is surprisingly low in sugar!
Tips for the Best Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot
- When you dip the shot glasses in the sugar water, let any extra drip off before rimming them with the cinnamon and sugar, as this will help prevent the cinnamon-sugar mixture from dripping down the side of the glass.
- If you want to taste the difference between your favorite cereal and this dessert shot, add a small plate of Cinnamon Toast Crunch to try after enjoying the shot.
When to Serve
- Spring Cocktail Party
- Fall Cocktail Party
- Thanksgiving Cocktail
- Holiday Party
- Brunch: The cinnamon and rum flavors would be especially yummy for a fall brunch!
What to serve with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shot Recipe
- Combine 2 teaspoon cinnamon with 1 teaspoon sugar in a small bowl.
- Add a scoop of sugar to a small bowl, drip water in bowl and stir until a thick paste is formed.
- Dip shot glass in sugar water and let excess drip off. Dip shot glass into cinnamon sugar mix to coat the rim.
- Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add RumChata and Fireball Whisky to the cocktail shaker.
- Shake and strain into cinnamon sugar rimmed shot glass.