Make this easy cinnamon simple syrup to add to mocktails or cocktails, to sweeten coffee drinks, or to drizzle on pancakes, waffles or French Toast instead of maple syrup!
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- It's quick to make! In less than 10 minutes, you'll have a beautiful, cinnamon-infused simple syrup to add a warm spicy element to mocktails and cocktails.
- Love dusting your morning coffee with cinnamon? Try this cinnamon syrup in your java instead.
- Apple French Toast or blueberry pancakes topped with cinnamon syrup? Yes, please!
- Homemade is best-made! No additives to avoid.
🛒 Ingredients and substitutions
This cinnamon-infused simple syrup needs only 3 ingredients:
- water: Use filtered water if it's available or feel free to use tap water.
- sweetener: A bartender's traditional simple syrup is made with granulated sugar. You can also use Monkfruit sweetener to keep this syrup Keto-friendly.
- cinnamon: I use fresh cinnamon sticks. If the ones you have been hanging around in your kitchen cabinet for many months, it may be time to buy some fresh ones! You'll want to get the most flavour from them to make this cinnamon syrup. You could use ground cinnamon, but you will need to strain it using a fine mesh strainer, so I recommend using the sticks.
Here are step-by-step instructions to make this recipe perfectly.
Start by combining equal parts of water and sugar in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Add the cinnamon sticks, turn the heat down, place a lid on the pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for an hour or longer to allow the cinnamon flavour to infuse into the syrup.
Remove the cinnamon sticks and transfer the syrup to a sterilized container with a lid.
🔁 Possible Variations
Add a teaspoon or two of pure vanilla extract to the syrup after you remove the pan from the heat.
👍🏼 Helpful Tips
To sterilize your glass container, pour boiling water over it in the sink, or run it through a cycle in your dishwasher.
Cinnamon syrup will last for up to a month if kept in a closed container in the fridge.
🍽 Serving Suggestions
Add another layer of flavour to your favourite cocktails! This cinnamon-infused syrup adds sweetness and warm spiciness to this Pineapple Ginger Beer Mocktail.
Drizzle on your favourite pancakes or waffles.
Swirl it into a bowl of healthy oatmeal.
Pour it on French Toast! It's a delicious alternative to maple syrup on
⏰ Storage Instructions
Store this cinnamon syrup in a container with a lid in the fridge for up to a month.
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Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 long cinnamon sticks, broken or 6 short cinnamon sticks
- Combine equal parts of water and sugar (one cup water and 1 cup sugar) in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil.
- Add the cinnamon sticks, turn the heat down, place a lid on the pan and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let it sit for an hour or longer to allow the cinnamon flavour to infuse into the syrup.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks and transfer the syrup to a sterilized container with a lid.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.
We love this simple syrup! We have added it to hot apple cider, iced ginger beer, and topped oatmeal with it. But the absolute best way to use cinnamon syrup, in my humble opinion, is in an old fashioned. Just add bourbon and a couple dashes of angostura bitters, then spritz with the peel of an orange. Yum! Thank you for so many wonderful recipes, and beautiful photography!
Thanks so much for your terrific ideas and your kind words! I adore this cinnamon simply syrup, too. Can't wait to try it in iced ginger beer! Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Let me know if you have any questions!