Cinnamon Simple Syrup

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A delicious and easy homemade simple syrup that is perfect for holiday cocktails!

This Cinnamon Simple Syrup is an easy and delicious way to add some flavor to your favorite drinks or cocktails!

Cinnamon Simple Syrup in a glass jar with cinnamon sticks in it

I love making new and exciting cocktails, especially around the holiday season.

This Cinnamon Simple Syrup is a great way to bring warmth and flavor to your fall cocktails!

Close up of Cinnamon Simple Syrup with cinnamon sticks in a jar

One of my favorite ways to use this homemade simple syrup is in a Cinnamon Apple Old Fashioned Cocktail!

It is the perfect cocktail for the holidays, full of warm spices and flavors, plus incredibly simple to make.

Use this syrup with any of your favorite drinks or cocktails that use a simple syrup for some extra flavor.

A jar of syrup with cinnamon around it

Using Cinnamon

I prefer to use cinnamon sticks in this homemade simple syrup recipe.

The cinnamon sticks do a great job of infusing into the syrup without leaving much sediment behind.

Plus leaving the stick in the finished syrup makes it pretty as well, and easy to identify.

If you do not have cinnamon sticks, you can swap out the two sticks with one teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

All spices lose some of their flavor over time, so if your spices are older than 6 months, you may want to increase the cinnamon sticks or ground cinnamon just a little to make up for it.

Syrup in a jar

Storing Cinnamon Simple Syrup

This syrup can be stored in a small container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

I like to use smaller glass bottles or storage containers that are easy to dip into when I need a teaspoon or two.

A clear jar with syrup

This recipe makes just over one cup of syrup.

Since a little goes a long way, and drink recipes typically use less than a Tablespoon at a time, you will have plenty of syrup for the holidays!

Unless you go through it as often as we do!

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Cinnamon Simple Syrup

A delicious and easy homemade simple syrup that is perfect for holiday cocktails!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Condiment, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Fall/Thanksgiving, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Infusion Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 791kcal



  • Heat the cinnamon, water, and sugar in a small pot over medium high heat.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let the cinnamon sit in the syrup to infuse, at least one hour.
  • Store the syrup in a container, with the cinnamons sticks if desired. Keep the syrup refrigerated up to two weeks.


This makes between 1 to 1 1/4 cups of simple syrup per batch. 
If your cinnamon is older than 6 months, you may want to increase the infusion time or slightly increase the amount of cinnamon you use to make up for the weakened spice.


Serving: 1batch | Calories: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 206g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 200g | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
By on November 11th, 2020

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Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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