Cinnamon Old Fashioned

For the holidays, I like to spice up my usual Old Fashioned. Rather than just whiskey, bitters, and sugar, I use a cinnamon-infused simple syrup to make this classic cocktail just a bit different.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Old Fashioned

1/2 teaspoon

1 ounce dark rum, Zacapa brand preferred

1 ounce bourbon, Elijah Craig brand preferred

2 dashes aromatic bitters

Ice cubes

1 Large ice cube, for serving

1 orange twist, for garnish

Cinnamon Bark Syrup

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

2 cinnamon sticks


  1. In a mixing glass, add the cinnamon bark syrup, rum, bourbon and bitters. Fill with ice cubes and mix by holding the spoon like a pen and stirring clockwise. To serve, place a large ice cube into a glass and strain. Run the orange twist around the rim, add to the cocktail and serve.

Cinnamon Bark Syrup

  1. In a saucepan, combine equal parts sugar and water. Break up the cinnamon bark (sticks), add to the simple syrup mixture, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cool, and strain.
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