Warnings on this one: straight up it can be very hot in a burny sort of way, while also feeling somewhat astringent and harsh. A sweet (literally!) way to enhance the flavor, smooth out the burn, and make it much more drinkable is to add some simple syrup. A nice way to experiment with the way you want it is to try it as a cordial with various ratios. I personally like about 1 part simple syrup to 3 parts cinnamon vodka.
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 cup vodka
- simple syrup to taste (optional)
- Crumble cinnamon into small pieces. Combine with vodka in a glass jar and shake well.
- Store in a cool, dark place for 7 days.
- Pour through a coffee filter and store in a cool dark place. Will be best after aging for a couple weeks. The result will be more brownish red than the artificial junk found in stores.
Note: For added intensity, increase the time and/or amount of cinnamon. To mellow things out, add more plain vodka. Add about 1/4 cup simple syrup to enhance flavor and cut down on astringency, if desired. Otherwise, be sure to sweeten as you mix.
- 1 cup cinnamon vodka
- 1 cup simple syrup
Combine ingredients and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place. Best if allowed to rest for a week before using.
Mexican Chocolate Martini
- 2 oz chocolate infused vodka
- 1 oz cinnamon vodka
- .5 oz cream (optional)
Shake both ingredients in ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry or cinnamon stick.
- With Sprite or soda water
- Blended with Apple Infused Vodka
- With cream soda
- With Dr Pepper
- In a Pina Colada
- With milk or soy milk (also try with vanilla or chocolate)
- In Black or White Russians
- With cola
- With apple cider or sparkling cider