Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cinnamon Girl (Death & Co. Recipe)


Cheers to Eric Clapton! Cinnamon and Caribbean spirits are in the driver's seat for this cocktail like none I've tried before. It's rare that a recipe combines rum and tequila in this way, and rarer still that it stands alone from the Tiki universe with more colonial spice than an attempt at tropical escapism. 

Orange flavors are hinted at with the garnish and muddling, but this cocktail is mostly a lime and spirits drink. As the name suggests, cinnamon syrup is a major part of the flavor profile, and it sits well on top of aged rum and tequila with a baking spice-heavy orange bitters like Hella. 

  • 2 orange wedges
  • 2 oz. reposado tequila (El Jimador used)
  • 1/4 oz. Smith and Cross rum (George Bowman used) 
  • 1/2 oz. cinnamon bark syrup (half simple and half MurLarkey cinnamon whiskey used)
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 dash orange bitters (Hella used)
  • 1 orange crescent garnish

Muddle orange wedges in a shaker and add the remaining ingredients with ice. Shake and strain into a double rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the orange crescent and serve with a straw.

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