Cinnamon is a delicious and warm-tasting spice that can add a lot of flavor to your food and drinks – including cocktails.
Not only does it taste great, but it also is chock full of antioxidants, has antibacterial properties, and can help regulate blood sugar.
The brain-healthy spice is the perfect flavor profile to pair with cocktails, as it adds a spiciness and warmness to alcohol.
Here are some of the best cinnamon cocktails you should try to spice up your cocktail night.
Apple cider cocktails use
bourbon as their primary alcohol, which pairs very well with cinnamon.
The drink also contains cinnamon simple syrup, apple cider, and lemon juice as its other main ingredients, which create some delicious sweet and tart notes.
The drink reminds me of
a sweet hard cider. I love to garnish mine with cinnamon sticks.
The brown sugar cinnamon old-fashioned is
your typical whiskey-based old-fashioned, with the addition of a tasty homemade brown sugar and cinnamon simple syrup.
I highly recommend this if you think a normal old-fashioned is too bitter for you.
The simple syrup brings in a sweet warmness that cuts some bitterness out.
If you love Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, then this drink is worth a try for you!
For this drink, Rumchata,
vanilla vodka, and Fireball whiskey combine into a spicy, creamy drink that everyone will love.
Notes of cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, and cream shine through to create the perfect fall or winter drink.
I like to dip the rim of my glass in some cinnamon sugar for extra sweetness.
Moonshine can be a little harsh sometimes, but apple pie moonshine is a game changer.
The apple pie moonshine cocktail combines the main ingredients of apple pie flavored moonshine, apple juice, and cinnamon simple syrup to create a delicious slice of apple pie in drink form.
I highly recommend this drink to people who tend to shy away from moonshine.
The cinnamon-spiced Manhattan cocktail is your typical Manhattan with the addition of brown sugar and cinnamon to bring in a slight sweetness.
The brown sugar and cinnamon mellow out the bitterness of the alcohol, bringing in a caramel-like taste, which I love.
This provides the perfect amount of sweetness without overpowering the original Manhattan ingredients.
my favorite bourbons to use in a Manhattan.
The cinnamon maple whiskey sour combines bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and some cinnamon.
The acidity of the citrus and the sweetness of the syrup work great together and balance each other out.
I love the taste of this, as the syrup adds more flavor notes than plain sugar-based simple syrup.
Maple syrup is a great sweetener, as it’s healthier than white sugar and contains only 12.1 grams of sugar per tablespoon.
Apple pie cinnamon cocktails combine vanilla vodka and
cinnamon whiskey as the primary alcohols, along with apple cider, cinnamon, and a few other ingredients.
This cocktail is the essence of apple picking season and is the perfect cozy relaxation drink.
I love to add some apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon on top of mine for added flavor and aesthetic.
The cinnamon bourbon fizz is the holidays in a glass with its notes of cinnamon, rosemary, orange, and honey.
Not to mention the beautiful red color it gets from the
Aperol and bourbon.
The drink is sweet, fresh, and bubbly with the addition of sparkling water.
It’s the perfect drink to enjoy with a meal. I recommend garnishing it with cinnamon sticks and rosemary.
The cinnamon-mint julep is a spin on your classic mint julep with the simple addition of some cinnamon simple syrup.
I love the taste of this drink as the spiciness from the cinnamon syrup pairs well with the mint leaves.
This drink is almost invigorating as the spiciness and mintiness combine.
other mint cocktails if you enjoy this flavor in a drink!
A toddy is a perfect drink to warm you up on a cold day. The cinnamon toddy combines the flavors of maple syrup, cinnamon syrup, ginger, and bourbon into a delicious hot drink.
The hot tea pairs well with the warm spiciness of the cinnamon and the notes of caramel from the bourbon.
I think it’s a little reminiscent of gingerbread, which makes it
a great holiday drink.
The cinnamon vanilla Black Russian combines Kahlua, cinnamon whiskey, and vanilla vodka to make one of
the best coffee-flavored cocktails.
You’ll notice notes of vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, and spice, with coffee being the dominant flavor.
The drink is delicious and I highly recommend adding cinnamon sticks to it for garnish and taste.
Whiskey and orange go well together already, so adding some cinnamon into the mix kicks it up a notch.
The cinnamon-spiced orange whiskey cocktail contains whiskey, cinnamon-spiced simple syrup, and bitters to create
a delightful Fall drink.
I love the citrus notes from the muddled orange and the subtle spiciness from the syrup.
The cinnamon White Russian reminds me of an alcohol-based cinnamon latte.
It combines Kahlua, vodka, cream, and cinnamon simple syrup.
The coffee liqueur and cream take over most of the flavor, while the notes of vanilla and cinnamon come in and out.
It’s the perfect drink to have with
holiday desserts, as they typically share some of the same flavors.
Cinnamon tequila sours are on the sweeter side and seem to be a little spin on your typical margarita.
The combination of tequila, simple syrup, and cinnamon brings in sweet and spicy flavors, while the lemon juice slightly clashes with a hint of citrusy bitterness.
I love to add cinnamon sticks to mine for more spice.
Check out other
fall flavored tequila cocktails!
Cranberry cinnamon cocktails are easy to make with the following simple ingredients: Cranberry juice, Pineapple juice, Cinnamon schnapps.
Cranberry juice pairs well with many alcohols, and it's also healthy, providing you with 26% of your daily vitamin C.
However, it is sometimes tart, especially if you use unsweetened juice.
Luckily, the additions of pineapple juice and cinnamon schnapps to this drink bring in a nice sweetness and acidity to break up that tartness.
I highly recommend you give this drink a try, even if you’re not fond of cranberry juice.
Cinnamon cookie martinis are
great dessert drinks that contain cinnamon spice Kahlua, chocolate liqueur, vanilla vodka, and chocolate milk.
The drink tastes a little similar to a mudslide, but with more spice to it because of the cinnamon Kahlua and cinnamon garnish.
I love the creaminess of this martini, and I think all the flavors combine perfectly.
Cinnamon cocktails are the perfect way to warm up during the colder months.
The earthy spice pairs well with plenty of flavors ranging from fruit to chocolate and coffee, so there is sure to be a drink on this list that you’ll love.
Try each of these cinnamon cocktails to see which one you like best.
1. Choose your favorite recipe.
2. Gather the necessary ingredients. 3. Prep and cook your recipe. 4. Enjoy!