Cocktails with a touch of cinnamon

Maple Leaf Cocktail from Leite’s Culinaria

Of all the spices and flavorings, cinnamon is probably the Falliest (that’s a word I made up that means “appropriate for Fall,” since I use the word autumnal way more than I should). Whether using a cinnamon syrup, a few dashes as an accent, or a cinnamon stick garnish, this spice can really, well, spice up any drink. Here are some new ways to add cinnamon to your drinking:

Scottish Dream ~ This one is smoky, spicy, and sweet all at once with black mission fig bitters from Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters, cinnamon simple syrup, grapefruit juice, and blended Scotch whiskey.

Maple Leaf Cocktail ~ Bourbon, cinnamon, and maple syrup … that combination just shouts out FALL.

Kakkoii ~ A very unusual combination of gin, cinnamon syrup, plum wine, and lemon makes for a fun cocktail.

Nui Nui ~ Another Tiki drink that uses an autumnal spice, this one mixes the complex flavors of cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla mixed with rum and fresh juices.

The Street Cocktail ~ Green apple and tarragon are refreshing partners for the spiciness of cinnamon in this vodka-based cocktail. It’ll surprise you.