Why we love this cinnamon simple syrup
- Homemade simple syrups are budget friendly and easy to make at home. And, you can easily infuse them with your favorite flavors.
- You can use cinnamon simple syrup in so many drinks. From mocktails and coffee drinks to cocktails like apple cider margaritas.
- It’s a vital component to Don’s gardenia mix that we use to make a Polynesian pearl diver.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Cinnamon sticks – You can’t use ground cinnamon. It would make a terrible mess, and it would be so hard to strain. Stick with cinnamon sticks for this recipe.
- Sugar – Plain white granulated sugar is best, but raw or brown sugar will work with a slight change in taste.
- Water – Regular tap water is fine, but if you have filtered water it might taste even better. Use your best judgment based on what kind of water you have.
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How to make cinnamon simple syrup
Make the syrup. Combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup water in a large saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and allow the sugar to dissolve, stirring occasionally to prevent the sugar from clumping.
Store for later. Allow the syrup to cool completely to room temperature. Then, cover the jar and refrigerate until you’re ready to use the syrup.
Everything you need to know about simple syrup
No. You technically don’t have to heat the water at all, but heat helps the sugar to dissolve more quickly. The water definitely doesn’t need to be boiled.
Yes. Simple syrup should be refrigerated until you’re ready to use it and will last for up to 1 month. Flavored syrups will last for a shorter amount of time, typically 2-3 weeks. If the syrup becomes cloudy, it’s time to discard it.
When stored in the fridge, homemade simple syrup will stay fresh for up to a month. Make sure to store in an airtight container, mason jars work great. To keep syrup as fresh as possible, remove any mix ins from the container after 24 hours.
More simple syrup recipes
More ways to use cinnamon simple syrupPrint
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cinnamon sticks
In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar. Bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Place cinnamon sticks into a mason jar. Pour syrup into the jar to submerge the cinnamon.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Syrup will stay fresh for 2 weeks.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Mixers
- Method: Stovetop
- Serving Size: 1 ounce
- Calories: 65
- Sugar: 16.6 g
- Sodium: 1 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 16.7 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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Last Updated on January 18, 2023 by Melissa Belanger
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