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Cinnamon Old Fashioned

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The Old Fashioned is a perfectly cozy cocktail come the cold winter months thanks to whiskey’s warm embrace, but it’s missing some of the wintery flair found in seasonal cocktails like Eggnog or Bourbon Apple Cider. Luckily, there’s an easy fix: Just add cinnamon syrup. By swapping out the traditional white sugar cube with cinnamon syrup (made simply by steeping cinnamon sticks in homemade simple syrup), the Old Fashioned transforms into a cozy, cold weather treat. We recommend using rye whiskey for its inherent spiciness, but feel free to use any whiskey of your choosing, from peaty scotch to smooth, caramel-tinged bourbon. The same goes for the bitters; winter varieties like fig or apple would be a welcome pairing, but cinnamony Angostura bitters will always do the trick.

The Essentials

cinnamon syrup
The Details


2 oz Rye Whiskey (or Bourbon)
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
.5 oz cinnamon syrup
Orange twist
cinnamon stick, for garnish (optional)


  • Add bitters, cinnamon syrup and whiskey to a rocks glass.
  • Add one large ice cube and stir.
  • Garnish with an orange twist and a cinnamon stick, if desired.
Cinnamon Syrup
Custom Ingredient


2 cinnamon sticks
.5 Cup water
1 Cup sugar


  • Bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cinnamon sticks and remove from heat. Steep cinnamon sticks until cool, then strain.
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