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Homemade Cinnamon Bitters: Adding Spice to Your Cocktails

    Homemade Cinnamon Bitters: Adding Spice to Your Cocktails

    In this post, we talk about how to make homemade cinnamon bitters.

    What are Homemade Bitters?

    Homemade bitters, a key ingredient in cocktail making. Serve as a powerful flavor enhancer. To create homemade bitters, a mixture of herbs, spices, and other elements are infused in high proof alcohol. Incorporating bitters into cocktails allows mixologists to enhance the complexity and depth of flavors. Especially in classic drinks like the Old Fashioned and the Manhattan. Additionally. These natural flavoring agents can also be added to non alcoholic beverages and culinary creations.

    What are Homemade Bitters?

    Homemade Cinnamon Bitters: Adding Spice to Your Cocktails

    Bitters are a concentrated flavoring agent used in cocktails to enhance taste and complexity. While there are numerous types of bitters available creating your own at home allows for experimentation with unique flavor combinations. In this post.

    We discuss homemade cinnamon bitters and how they can add a spicy twist to cocktails.

    So what exactly are cinnamon bitters? Cinnamon bitters are homemade. Created by steeping cinnamon sticks in high proof alcohol.

    Cinnamon, known for its warm and spicy flavor. Is commonly used in desserts and baked goods and can also bring depth to cocktails.

    These bitters work well in whiskey based drinks and hot toddies.

    Now that we know what they are let’s dive into the recipe for making your own cinnamon bitters at home:


    • 1 cup high proof alcohol (like vodka or bourbon)
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
    • 1 tablespoon cardamom pods
    • 1 tablespoon allspice berries
    • 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
    • 1 teaspoon gentian root
    • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds


    1. Combine all the ingredients in a clean jar.
    2. Cover the jar tightly and let it sit for about two weeks. Shaking it occasionally.
    3. After two weeks. Strain the mixture to remove solids.
    4. Bottle the bitters and enjoy them in your favorite cocktails.
      Now that you have your homemade cinnamon bitters ready. Here are some ideas on how to use them:

    Cinnamon Old Fashioned:

    Combine 2 oz bourbon. 1/2 oz simple syrup. And 2 dashes of cinnamon bitters in a shaker with ice. – Shake well. – Strain into a glass over ice. – Garnish with an orange peel. These suggestions highlight just a few ways you can incorporate cinnamon bitters into your drinks for that added spicy warmth. Enjoy exploring the world of homemade cocktails with your own cinnamon bitters!

    To enjoy a Cinnamon Hot Toddy strain it into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice and garnish it with an orange peel. The ingredients required are 2 oz of whiskey 1 tablespoon of honey 1/2 oz of fresh lemon juice and 2 dashes of cinnamon bitters. To make the drink. Simply combine the whiskey, honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon bitters in a mug. Then fill it with hot water and give it a stir. Finish it off by garnishing with a cinnamon stick. In conclusion creating homemade cinnamon bitters can add a delightful spiciness to your cocktails. By infusing cinnamon sticks in high proof alcohol along with various spices and ingredients. You can craft your own distinct flavor combination. Whether you’re making an Old Fashioned or a hot toddy cinnamon bitters provide endless possibilities to experiment with different flavors until you find your personal favorite. Enjoy exploring the art of mixing drinks!

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