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With a rich cinnamon syrup & the scent of blood orange, this Cinnamon Spiced Old Fashioned Cocktail will keep you (and your company) cozy on even the chilliest days. | FeastInThyme.com

Cinnamon Spiced Old Fashioned with Muddled Blood Orange

With homemade syrup, bourbon, & muddled blood orange, this Cinnamon Spiced Old Fashioned Cocktail will keep you (and your company) cozy on even the chilliest days. 

The cocktail recipe makes two drinks, and the syrup recipes makes enough for one pint of syrup, which will keep in the fridge for 4-6 weeks.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 drinks

Ingredients

  • 1 oz rich cinnamon simple syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 3 oz bourbon
  • 3-4 blood orange peels
  • Dashes orange bitters
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Rich Cinnamon Simple Syrup (Makes 1 Pint)

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Instructions

To make the cocktail:

  1. Muddle the blood orange peels in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, releasing their oils. Add the cinnamon simple syrup, lemon juice, and bourbon along with two ice cubes to the shaker. Shake until chilled. Pour over ice into two rocks glasses, adding a dash of orange bitters to each. Garnish with the muddled orange peel and a cinnamon stick to serve.

To make the syrup:

  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small sauce pan and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the cinnamon stick. Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, until the sugar is completely dissolved and the syrup has thickened slightly. 

  2. Remove from heat, leaving the cinnamon stick to seep, and allow to cool. Transfer the syrup and cinnamon stick to a sterile jar or bottle and store in the fridge for 4-6 weeks.