Barreled Cinnamon comes to us from LiquorLand Toast, a New Zealand spirits magazine. It’s an inspired drink, combining cinnamon and spice with the herbal, oxidized-grape flavors of two different types of vermouth.
Carpano Antica is our favorite sweet vermouth for the Barreled Cinnamon; the powerful vanilla notes that run roughshod over the delicate balance of so many other cocktails are right at home in this heady bouquet of spice.
LiquorLand Toast called for either spiced rum or gold rum in the original recipe – but after trying it both ways, we’d say that spiced rum is really the only option, having enough flavor and character to stand up to the two vermouths
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled short glass (ideally one or two large cubes, or a sphere of ice). Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
- Barreled Cinnamon recipe at LiquorLand Toast