Fireball goes Rock n Roll
It’s no secret that people in the music industry like a drink or two now and again. Nobody more so than the rock stars, ‘On a long and lonesome highway east of Omaha you can listen to the engine moaning out as one long song, you can think about the women, or the girl you knew the night before’. This is how Bob Seger described being on a tour bus in his song ‘Turn The Page’ from 1973. No wonder they released a bit of tension by throwing huge parties and trashing hotel rooms. On taking a break from throwing TVs out of windows, bands like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin still had the full bad boy image bottle of whiskey in hand… Some of them even sung songs about it, take for example ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ by Thin Lizzy.
Now for those of you that don’t remember the 70s, or hadn’t yet been born then, things are more or less the same today on the rock scene. Despite the fact that someone hasn’t thrown a TV out of a window in a while. rock stars still love their image.
Fireball has been getting some serious attention from the UK rock scene with the bands like The Blackout, The Dead Famous, The Lostprophets and Glamour Of The Kill all recently praising it’s fiery goodness. Not surprisingly, most of them drink it straight.
Rock music and Fireball both ooze the alternative. We asked a couple of bands what they thought of Fireball to see if our theory was correct. The general consensus was that Fireball is totally unique. Dan Hetherton, drummer of The Dead Famous starts his email back to us with ‘Had an extremely messy night at the weekend involving the band, a few Swedish girls and all of the whiskey, sambuca and Fireball! I guess we have you to thank for that one!’ other rock stars such as Jamie Oliver, keyboard player of The Lostprophets tweeted ‘Not meaning to boast but I’ve polished off 2 bottles of fireball’. Jamie also told us that ‘unlike most rocknroll blands (yeah , I said blands), Fireball make true on it’s promise of fusing the rough with the smooth, in turn lifting your spirits’. One girl tweets ‘Why is @SeanSmithSucks obsessed with @fireballuk?’ @SeanSmithSucks is actually Sean Smith of The Blackout he told us ‘It has a satanic-like creature on the bottle! Of course it’s rock n roll’.
So there you have it right from the modern rock horse’s mouth: Fireball IS Rock n Roll. In recognition of this we’ve invented a couple of Fireball cocktails to match the attitude and stardom that comes with being a Rock star. Except they are all shots because rock stars don’t drink cocktails!
Fireball Straight – 50ml shot of Fireball.
Boiler Flame – A 50ml shot of Fireball dropped into a pint of beer.
Fire Balls – 50ml shot of Fireball with Tabasco drops (between 3-103 depending on how rock star you are) then layer whiskey over the top.