Cinnamon syrup

Cinnamon syrup is an essential component of classical tiki drinks, and it’s nice to have on hand for hot toddies. It’s great on pancakes, too!

You can buy it ready-made, but it’s so easy to make your own and tweak it to your preferences. Start with a half-and-half mix of white and brown sugar, and add an equal amount of water. Toss in a few cinnamon sticks and a healthy pinch of ground cinnamon.

Simmer the mixture for about 15 minutes, then remove from heat and discard the cinnamon sticks. You can add a little vanilla extract now, if you like. Let it cool, and pour it into a jar or bottle. You can keep it in your fridge for several weeks.

Also Known As

  • Don's Mix
  • Dolce
  • Cinnamon dolce

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