Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Cinnamon Old Fashioned

We've been experimenting a bit with old fashioned cocktails. The most recent version was one with cinnamon syrup plus a cinnamon stick and orange peel in the cocktail.
Simple syrup is so easy. For this one, we used a half cup each of water & sugar plus 3 cinnamon sticks (the small ones, not the huge, long ones we bought at Costco). After heating the water & sugar until the sugar dissolved, we added the cinnamon sticks and let the syrup cool on the stove for a few hours then put it in the refrigerator, covered, overnight. The next day, we removed the cinnamon sticks and poured the syrup into a squeeze bottle.

For one cocktail:

One large ice cube in a rocks glass
1.5-2 ounces bourbon
about 1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup
few dashes bitters
few dashes orange bitters
some club soda (personal taste)

Swirl with cinnamon stick.
Garnish with cinnamon stick and orange peel.
It was quite tasty. The warm cinnamon orange flavor is nice in the colder months.

Inspired by this.

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