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Cinnamon Toddy with lemon peel, cinnamon stick garnish, star anise

Cinnamon Toddy

Heather Wibbels
Cinnamon infused simple syrup, a little lemon juice and a winter-spiced hot tea make this Cinnamon Toddy irresistible when the temperatures drop.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 1


  • 2 oz bourbon or rye
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz cinnamon syrup **
  • Bar Spoon maple syrup
  • 4 drops cardamom bitters (optional)
  • Top with hot ginger or winter-spiced tea
  • Garnish: lemon peel and cinnamon stick


  • Warm a heat-proof mug. Once warmed, add whiskey, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, biiters and a bar spoon of maple syrup. Top with hot ginger or winter-spiced tea. Garnish with lemon peel or cinnamon stick.


**Cinnamon syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cracked cinnamon sticks
Combine ingredients in a sauce pan and heat to a simmer. Let simmer on low for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it steep while it cools to room temperature.  Strain into a clean glass jar and store in the fridge.
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