Angry Balls Drink: A Fiery Two-Ingredient Cocktail

This apple-cinnamon drink is fast and easy to make, so it's the perfect low-effort, high-flavor drink.

Updated February 1, 2024
angry balls cocktail

Who needs Angry Birds when you can have angry balls instead... an angry balls drink, that is. If you loved Apple Jacks cereal as a kid (me! I did!), then you're going to love this super easy-to-make apple-cinnamon drink that only has two ingredients. 

How to Make an Angry Balls Drink

No long ingredients list here. Just two simple ingredients that are perfect together. 


  • 2 ounces cinnamon whiskey (usually Fireball)
  • 10 ounces hard cider, chilled (usually Angry Orchard)


  1. In a pint glass, add cinnamon whiskey.
  2. Top off with hard cider.

Angry Balls Drink Variations

The angry balls drink is pretty straightforward, with just two ingredients. Don't be mistaken in thinking you can't change it up. These will get you started.

  • There are several dozen types of cider styles and flavors to choose from. Consider an unfiltered cider instead of filtered. You can also opt for a fruity flavor or something with a little bite.
  • Add some cinnamon liqueur for a bolder cinnamon flavor. You can also add one to two dashes of cinnamon bitters, too.
  • Make it slightly boozy by using half to a full ounce of cinnamon whiskey.
  • You can easily infuse your own whiskey at home.

Garnishes for the Angry Balls Cocktail

Just because a drink doesn't call for a garnish doesn't mean you can't add one.

  • Add an apple slice or wedge. It can be whatever your favorite apple is.
  • Include an orange or lemon slice, wheel, or wedge.
  • Rub the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge, and then dip the rim in either white sugar or cinnamon sugar.

Be Happy With Angry Balls

Dive on into a drink that'll leave you smiling and happy despite its fight-worthy name. The only thing angry is the zap you'll get from the cinnamon whiskey, but blended into the crisp hard cider, it's the most perfect combination you've ever explored. Isn't it time you had some angry balls?

Angry Balls Drink: A Fiery Two-Ingredient Cocktail