This cinnamon simple syrup is made with ground cinnamon for an easy recipe. Cinnamon syrup is a delicious ingredient in cocktails, mocktails, and coffee drinks!
Lately I've been experimenting with a lot of different simple syrups. I love how you can use them in so many ways! And I love cinnamon, so making a cinnamon simple syrup seemed like a no brainer.
I also wanted something that was easy to make with ingredients I always have at home. And I ALWAYS have ground cinnamon. So I decided to make this cinnamon syrup using ground cinnamon.
Ground cinnamon versus cinnamon sticks
You can 100% make a simple syrup using ground cinnamon. Just know that the ground cinnamon is not going to dissolve completely into the syrup. You still will get an extremely flavorful, rich simple syrup. But you will be left with some ground cinnamon in the syrup.
And if you're okay with that, then great! I personally don't mind. It doesn't affect the flavor of drinks, in my opinion. And it's so easy to make. It means you don't have to keep cinnamon sticks on hand. I just like to shake the jar before using to make sure any ground cinnamon is nicely distributed.
Cinnamon sticks will give you the flavor without the ground cinnamon. However, that does require to have cinnamon sticks on hand, and can be a bit more expensive since you're using cinnamon sticks and not just a little bit of ground cinnamon. If you use cinnamon sticks, you'll want to cook together, but then let your cinnamon sticks infuse and steep for an hour before removing.
- Ground cinnamon
What type of sugar should you use?
You can use whatever type of sugar you like! I used white granulated sugar to keep things simple. You can use raw sugar as well. While you can use brown sugar, you may want to use half brown sugar, half regular sugar. If you use all brown sugar, it can overpower the cinnamon flavor.
How to use cinnamon syrup:
Cinnamon simple syrup can be used in a variety of ways!
- Mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) - this orange cinnamon mocktail is divine!
- In coffee drinks
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How to make the cinnamon simple syrup:
First, get your ingredients ready! Measure out a cup of sugar, a cup of water, and half a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Next, add all the ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
You can see the dark, rich color. Let cool, then pour into a jar, place the lid on the top and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Into a small or medium pot, add all the ingredients.
- Stir together, then bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved and mixture has slightly thickened.
- Let cool, then pour into a jar with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.