Kickstart Your Morning With A Fireball Cream Cheese Bagel

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I hate bagels. Not a big bagel guy.

Maybe it’s a Midwest thing, but you can’t find a good bagel worth a shit in Chicago. New York, the borderline homeless guy on the corner is selling top-notch bagels for a buck. My girlfriend lived in Brooklyn for a few years and loves the things. Loves ’em. We go to McDonald’s for breakfast and she orders a bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel, a fucking McDonald’s BAGEL! McGriddle, McMuffin, even their shitty biscuit will do, but no, she gets a bagel… it’s psychotic behavior, we’re working on it. I digress…

Anyways, Fireball’s recipe for what they have affectionately named the “Firebagel” (it’s clever, I know) is the only way in hell that I’m going near a bagel. You got a bagel with a little Fireball cream cheese, a shot in the middle and you’re good to go.

Kickstart you tailgate, day drinking, Monday morning, whatever… with one of these bad boys and the day can only get better from there.

Here’s what to do:

2 oz. Fireball Whisky
1 bagel
2 tbsp. cream cheese

Slice bagel in half, hamburger style. Smear on some cream cheese that you mixed with 1 oz. of Fireball. Reassemble bagel.

Chill and strain Fireball Whisky in a shot glass. Place shot inside the hole of the bagel.

Pick up the bagel, take the shot and chase it with a tasty bite of bagel and cream cheese. Or, the other way around. I’m not going to tell you how to eat it.

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