As a bartender, I have always been fascinated by the versatility of cinnamon as a spice. Its warm, sweet and spicy flavor profile makes it a popular ingredient in many cocktails, both classic and modern.
However, not all cinnamon cocktails are created equal. Some are too sweet, while others are too spicy, and many lack balance and complexity.
Over the years, I have experimented with various cinnamon cocktail recipes, trying to find the perfect balance of flavors and ingredients.
In my quest for the best cinnamon cocktails, I have discovered some amazing recipes that I am excited to share with you.
In this blog post, I will be sharing some of my favorite cinnamon cocktail recipes, each of which has a unique flavor profile that will delight your taste buds. Whether you prefer your cocktails sweet, spicy, or somewhere in between, there is a cinnamon cocktail recipe for everyone.
So, whether you are a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or a newbie to the world of mixology, read on to discover the best cinnamon cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests at your next party or gathering.
1. Cinnamon Roll Cocktail
The Cinnamon Roll Cocktail is a perfect blend of RumChata, Fireball, and cream soda, garnished with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick. This cocktail is a treat for anyone who loves the taste of cinnamon buns. The combination of the spicy Fireball and the creamy RumChata creates a unique flavor that is sure to please any crowd.
The rim of the glass is coated with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, adding a sweet touch to the drink. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and unique drink. So, if you're a fan of cinnamon, be sure to add this cocktail to your list of must-try drinks.
2. Cinnamon Bourbon Fizz
The Cinnamon Bourbon Fizz is a cozy winter cocktail that is perfect for the holiday season. Made with homemade cinnamon honey syrup, warming bourbon, lemon, and bitters, this cocktail is topped off with bubbly water and Aperol for a festive and delicious twist. The cinnamon syrup adds a warming holiday flavor that is perfect for cold winter nights.
The combination of bourbon and Aperol is unique but delicious, with hints of sweetness, orange, and vanilla. The fizziness from the sparkling water adds a refreshing touch to the cocktail. Overall, the Cinnamon Bourbon Fizz is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking for a cozy and festive drink this holiday season.
3. Cinnamon Tequila Sour Cocktail
The Cinnamon Tequila Sour Cocktail is a perfect drink for those who love tequila and cinnamon. With only three ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and is perfect for fall and winter. The cinnamon-infused syrup adds a warm and cozy flavor to the drink, while the tequila and lemon juice balance it out perfectly.
The cocktail is not too sweet or too sour, making it a perfect drink for any occasion. The garnish of a lemon peel or cinnamon stick adds a nice touch to the presentation of the drink. Overall, the Cinnamon Tequila Sour Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves tequila and wants to try something new and delicious.
4. Cinnamon Grapefruit Paloma
The Cinnamon Grapefruit Paloma is a perfect fall cocktail that combines the refreshing taste of grapefruit and orange juice with the warmth of cinnamon infused simple syrup, tequila, and orange liqueur.
The cinnamon salty sugar rim adds a unique touch to the drink, while the splash of soda water balances the sweetness. This cocktail is a great choice for those who love fall flavors and want to try something new. If you're looking for a cozy yet refreshing drink, the Cinnamon Grapefruit Paloma is definitely worth trying.
5. Whisky Fizz Cocktail
The Whisky Fizz Cocktail is a delicious and refreshing mixed drink that is perfect for any whiskey lover. Made with a punch of cinnamon whiskey, this cocktail is sweet and spicy, with a hint of blackberry and ginger ale. It's a perfect drink for any occasion, whether you're relaxing at home or enjoying a night out with friends.
This cocktail is easy to make and absolutely delicious, with a perfect balance of flavors that will leave you wanting more. So if you're looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy your whiskey, give the Whisky Fizz Cocktail a try!
6. Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash
The Apple Cinnamon Whiskey Smash is a perfect cocktail for those chilly fall days when you need something to warm you up from the inside out. Made with WhistlePig 10 Year Straight Rye Whiskey, fresh sweet apple, tart lemon juice, fragrant fresh mint, and spicy cinnamon simple syrup, this cocktail is fruity, sweet, and pleasantly strong.
The vanilla and caramel flavors of the whiskey are complemented by the warm, spicy notes of cinnamon, while the fresh apple and mint add a refreshing touch. Served over crushed ice, this cocktail is perfect for entertaining during the holidays or for a cozy night in. If you're a fan of whiskey and cinnamon, this cocktail is a must-try.
7. Cinnamon White Russian
The Cinnamon White Russian is a perfect holiday nightcap for cinnamon lovers. This cocktail is a twist on the classic White Russian, with the addition of homemade cinnamon syrup, which gives it a lovely cinnamon flavor.
The cocktail is made with coffee liqueur, vodka, cream, and the cinnamon syrup, and is garnished with a cinnamon sugar rim and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon on top. The cocktail is creamy, cold, and full of coffee and cinnamon flavor, making it a perfect drink to pair with classic Thanksgiving and Christmas desserts. If you love cinnamon, this is the cocktail for you.
8. Cinnamon Spiced Manhattan
If you're looking for a cocktail that's perfect for fall, the Cinnamon Spiced Manhattan is a must-try. This classic cocktail gets a twist with the addition of cinnamon, giving it a warm and cozy flavor that's perfect for chilly nights.
The recipe is simple, with just a few ingredients, but the result is a sophisticated and delicious cocktail that's sure to impress your guests. Whether you're a seasoned mixologist or just looking for a fun new drink to try at home, the Cinnamon Spiced Manhattan is definitely worth a try. So why not shake one up tonight and see for yourself?
9. Spiced Orange Brandy Spritzers
If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cocktail to serve during the winter holidays, the Spiced Orange Brandy Spritzer is a must-try. Made with brandy, orange juice, allspice berries, and cinnamon, this cocktail has a warming and sweet flavor profile that is perfect for the season.
The addition of ginger ale gives it a bubbly fizz that is sure to please your palate. Garnished with orange slices and a cinnamon stick, this cocktail is not only delicious but also visually appealing. If you're a fan of fruity and spiced cocktails, you won't be disappointed with the Spiced Orange Brandy Spritzer.
10. Smoked Cinnamon Apple Cider Bourbon Smash Cocktail
The Smoked Cinnamon Apple Cider Bourbon Smash Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a cozy and comforting drink during the fall season. Made with fresh apple cider and bold smokey bourbon, this cocktail perfectly balances sweetness and charred toasty flavors. The addition of homemade cinnamon agave simple syrup and smoky cinnamon and thyme elevates the drink to a whole new level.
The smoky twist adds a complex flavor to the drink, making it an easy favorite for those who love a good smoky cocktail. Overall, the Smoked Cinnamon Apple Cider Bourbon Smash Cocktail is a perfect drink to snuggle up with on the couch next to the fire, and it's definitely one of the best cinnamon cocktails out there.
11. Cinnamon Tequila Sour
The Cinnamon Tequila Sour is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves tequila and wants to switch things up from the classic margarita. Made with tequila, cinnamon, and lemon juice, this cozy cocktail is perfect for the fall season.
The addition of egg whites gives it a foamy texture, making it a classic "sour" cocktail. What sets this drink apart is the use of cinnamon, which adds a warm and comforting flavor to the mix. Whether you're a tequila lover or just looking for a new cocktail to try, the Cinnamon Tequila Sour is definitely worth a taste.
12. Orange Cinnamon Moscow Mule
The Orange Cinnamon Moscow Mule is a spicy cocktail made with fall flavors of orange and cinnamon. It can be made with or without alcohol and is served in a beautiful copper mug that keeps it cold.
The ginger beer used in the cocktail is sweetened and carbonated, made from ginger, spices, and sugar, giving it a delicious and spicy taste. The addition of orange and cinnamon makes it perfect for late summer and autumn.
13. Amaretto Cranberry Spice Cocktail
The Amaretto Cranberry Spice Cocktail is a delightful and sweet almond-flavored drink that is perfect for the fall season. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves a mix of sweet and tangy flavors. The cinnamon and sugar rim adds an extra layer of flavor that complements the drink perfectly.
The recipe for this cocktail is easy to follow and can be made at home, making it a great addition to any party or gathering. If you're looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try, the Amaretto Cranberry Spice Cocktail is definitely worth a shot.
14. Apple Cinnamon Moscow Mule
The Apple Cinnamon Moscow Mule is a perfect cocktail for the holiday season. It is a twist on the classic Moscow Mule, made with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice. The addition of apple cider and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg make this cocktail perfect for fall. The spicy ginger beer pairs perfectly with the sweet apple cider, creating a refreshing and flavorful drink.
This cocktail is versatile and can be made with any decent vodka. The optional cinnamon simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness, making it a great cocktail for those who prefer sweeter drinks. Overall, the Apple Cinnamon Moscow Mule is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking for a refreshing and flavorful drink this holiday season.
15. Maple Cinnamon Whiskey Sour
The Maple Cinnamon Whiskey Sour is a warm and smokey cocktail with a hint of spice, perfect for cold winter evenings. Made with maple syrup and cinnamon, it's a great option for those who love spiced cocktails or bourbon.
The sweet maple syrup, warm cinnamon, and bold whiskey create a well-balanced and flavorful drink that's easy to make at home. It's a must-try for anyone who enjoys a unique and delicious cocktail.
16. Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy
The Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy is a perfect fall cocktail that will warm you up on a chilly evening. This cocktail is a twist on the traditional hot toddy recipe, with the addition of fresh apples and cinnamon. The combination of cinnamon, maple syrup, and black tea mixed with bourbon creates a delicious and cozy flavor that will make you feel like you're sipping on a warm apple pie.
Even if you're not a big fan of bourbon, this cocktail is worth a try. It's a great cure for a cold and perfect for a night in. If you're looking for a comforting and flavorful cocktail to enjoy during the colder months, the Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy is a must-try.
17. Dirty Dr Pepper Cocktail
The Dirty Dr Pepper Cocktail is a unique and delicious drink that is perfect for summer barbecues and gatherings. It has a similar taste to Dr Pepper but is actually made with a combination of Amaretto, cinnamon alcohol, and Coca-Cola. The cocktail can also be made with half beer and half coke, but it's recommended to skip the beer for a less strong drink.
This cocktail is easy to make and can be served in a pitcher for guests to self-serve. It's a fun and refreshing drink that is sure to be a hit at any party. If you're looking for a unique and tasty cocktail to serve at your next gathering, the Dirty Dr Pepper Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
18. Mexican Coffee
If you're a coffee lover looking for a new way to enjoy your morning cup of joe, you need to try the Mexican Coffee cocktail. Made with tequila, Kahlua, and freshly brewed coffee, this cocktail is the perfect balance of sweet and strong.
Topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, it's a delicious treat that's perfect for breakfast or dessert. The best part? It's ready in the time it takes you to brew your coffee. No fuss, no muss. If you're looking for a new way to spice up your morning routine, the Mexican Coffee cocktail is a must-try.
19. Cinnamon Pear Sangria
Cinnamon Pear Sangria is a perfect cocktail for fall and winter seasons. It is a refreshing blend of crisp white wine, vodka, and fresh pears with a cinnamon pear simple syrup. The cocktail is easy to make and great for serving to a crowd. The cinnamon sugar rim adds an extra layer of yumminess to every sip.
The pear flavor is super prominent in the best possible way, thanks to the simple syrup and sliced fruit. The cocktail is perfect for casual fall weekends or for serving on Thanksgiving dinner table. It is a beautiful and delicious addition to any occasion. If you are a pear lover, this cocktail will definitely be right up your alley.
20. Cinnamon Grapefruit Tequila Sour
The Cinnamon Grapefruit Tequila Sour is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves tequila and craft cocktails. This drink takes the classic sour cocktail to the next level with the addition of grapefruit and lime juice, and a homemade cinnamon syrup that adds a unique twist to the drink.
The foam created from the egg white or aquafaba gives the drink a luxurious texture, while the freshly grated cinnamon stick garnish adds a beautiful presentation and aroma. If you're looking for a fun and delicious cocktail to try, the Cinnamon Grapefruit Tequila Sour should definitely be on your list.
21. The Baylon Cocktail
The Baylon Cocktail is a delightful blend of Bourbon Pineapple & Pear that delivers a variety of flavors to your taste buds all at once. The warming notes of bourbon and cinnamon make it a perfect drink for early spring, and its hearty nature makes it a great choice for sipping in a sunny spot.
Inspired by a drink enjoyed at The Baylon Café in Rome, this cocktail is a close match to the original and features cinnamon, mint, and pineapple (or possibly apple). It's a big, flavorful drink that's perfect for Easter, and it's sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a unique and delicious cocktail to try this season, The Baylon is definitely worth a shot.
22. Orange Gin and Tonic With Cinnamon
The Orange Gin and Tonic with Cinnamon is a delightful twist on the classic gin and tonic cocktail. The addition of sweet naval orange slices and a cinnamon stick adds a warm and spicy aroma to the drink, making it perfect for fall. The botanicals of gin and the bitter notes of tonic water blend seamlessly with the orange and cinnamon flavors, creating a well-balanced and refreshing drink.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love gin and tonics but want to try something new and exciting. It is easy to make and can be customized to your liking with your favorite brand of gin. Overall, the Orange Gin and Tonic with Cinnamon is a must-try cocktail for anyone looking to spice up their cocktail game.
23. Fall Gin and Tonic Cocktail
The Fall Gin and Tonic Cocktail is a perfect drink for those who love the flavors of autumn. Made with apple-infused gin, this cocktail is light and refreshing with a hint of fall spices. The garnish of cinnamon and star anise adds a wonderful scent to the drink, making it a sensory experience.
The use of high-quality ingredients is recommended to make the most out of this simple yet delicious drink. If you're looking for a unique and flavorful gin and tonic, the Fall Gin and Tonic Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
24. Apple Pie Cinnamon Cocktail
The Apple Pie Cinnamon Cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves fall flavors. This festive drink is perfect for any holiday gathering, and can be served either warm or cold. The cocktail is made with fresh apple cider, which gives it a delicious apple pie taste that's not too sweet.
The alcohol content is not too heavy, making it a great choice for sipping by the fire or serving at a fall party. The rim of the cocktail glass is coated with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon, giving it an extra touch of sweetness and spice. Overall, the Apple Pie Cinnamon Cocktail is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that's sure to impress your guests.
25. Fireball Cider
Fireball Cider is a perfect cocktail for those who love spicy cinnamon and tangy sweet cider. This cocktail is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for chilly weather. Fireball whisky, which is the main ingredient of this cocktail, is known for its lowbrow reputation, but when mixed with apple cider, it creates a sophisticated craft cocktail that is perfect for fall and winter.
The cinnamon flavor of Fireball whisky perfectly accents the cider, making it a must-try cocktail for those who love the taste of cinnamon. This cocktail is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. If you are looking for a tasty and easy-to-make cocktail for your next party, Fireball Cider is a great choice.
26. Smoked Manhattan With Cinnamon
The Smoked Manhattan with Cinnamon is a warm and spicy cocktail that combines the traditional flavors of a Manhattan with the added smoky taste of burnt cinnamon. The bourbon's sweetness pairs well with the spiciness of the sweet vermouth and the orange bitters, while the maraschino cherry syrup adds a touch of sweetness and color.
The burnt cinnamon stick used to infuse the glass with smoke adds an extra layer of complexity to the drink. It's a simple yet impressive cocktail to serve at a holiday party or after a cozy night in.
27. Spiced Apple Moscow Mule
The Spiced Apple Moscow Mule is a refreshing and delicious fall cocktail that combines the flavors of vodka, apple cider, ginger beer, and a spiced simple syrup. The spiced simple syrup is infused with cinnamon sticks and whole cloves, giving the cocktail a warm and cozy feeling.
The use of Original Pinnacle® Vodka adds a smooth and crisp taste to the cocktail. The drink is served in a copper mug, which adds to the overall experience. This cocktail is perfect for autumn and is sure to be a hit at any gathering.
28. Vanilla Cinnamon Old Fashioned
The Vanilla Cinnamon Old Fashioned is a perfect winter cocktail that is sure to warm you up on a cold night. This classic cocktail has been elevated with a twist that includes vanilla extract and cinnamon, giving it a sweet and spicy hit that perfectly complements the Bourbon whiskey. The vanilla is not overpowering and goes well with the whiskey, while the cinnamon gives it a light spice that is perfect for the winter season.
This cocktail is perfect for whiskey enthusiasts and cocktail lovers alike, with its complex yet simple flavors. The smoky flavors of the Old Fashioned make it a perfect pairing for meat roasts and barbecues. Overall, the Vanilla Cinnamon Old Fashioned is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and unique cocktail experience.
29. Naughty White Russian
"Naughty White Russian" is a delicious and decadent cocktail perfect for the winter months. This twist on the classic White Russian recipe includes the addition of RumChata, a cream-based liqueur with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. The rim of the lowball glass is dipped in a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon, adding a sweet and spicy touch to each sip.
The combination of vodka, Kahlua, and heavy cream creates a dessert-like drink that is both creamy and boozy. Whether enjoyed by a fire or as a nightcap, "Naughty White Russian" is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and warm you up on a cold winter's evening.
30. Cinnamon Candy Apple Cocktail
The Cinnamon Candy Apple Cocktail is a perfect drink for those who love the warmth of cinnamon and the sweetness of apple. This cocktail is made with Jose Cuervo's Cinge, a naturally-flavored cinnamon tequila, and Sour Apple Pucker, which balances the flavors of cinnamon and apple perfectly.
The combination of these two ingredients creates a beautiful layered effect that is visually appealing and tastes delicious. The Cinnamon Candy Apple Cocktail is perfect for the cold weather season and will leave you feeling cozy and warm. If you're a fan of cinnamon and apple, this cocktail is a must-try.
31. Applejack Fall Old Fashioned
The Applejack Fall Old Fashioned is a seasonal twist on the classic old fashioned cocktail. This drink is perfect for those who enjoy subtle notes of apple and cinnamon spice, as well as darker natural maple and vanilla flavors.
The whiskey barrel-aged bitters or black walnut bitters give the drink a unique oaky flavor, while the orange peel adds a citrusy balance. The cinnamon stick garnish completes the Fall circle of flavors and aroma. Overall, this cocktail is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a cozy and flavorful drink to enjoy during the fall season.
32. Martha May Whovier Champagne Cocktail
Looking for a festive and boozy way to celebrate the holidays? Look no further than the Martha May Whovier Champagne Cocktail. This cinnamon-infused cocktail is inspired by the beloved character from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and is sure to add a touch of glamour to any holiday party.
Made with Triple Sec and Goldschläger, this cocktail packs a punch and is perfect for those who like their drinks on the stronger side. The addition of edible gold flakes adds a touch of luxury to this already decadent cocktail. Whether you're sipping it on Christmas morning or toasting to the New Year, the Martha May Whovier Champagne Cocktail is a must-try for any cinnamon cocktail lover.
33. French Toast White Russian
The French Toast White Russian is a cinnamon twist on a classic creamy cocktail. This cocktail is perfect for any occasion, whether it's for brunch, after dinner, or when you want something sweet. The cinnamon whiskey adds a fiery kick that is mellowed out by the creamy goodness of the vodka and kahula.
This cocktail is typically made with heavy cream, but can also be made with milk. The frosting-covered cinnamon toast crunch cereal throwback rim adds a fun and delicious touch to this already amazing cocktail. Overall, the French Toast White Russian is a must-try cocktail for anyone who loves a creamy and cinnamon-y drink.
34. Spiced Pear Margarita
The Spiced Pear Margarita is a perfect cocktail to transition from summer to fall. This cocktail features a cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg simple syrup, which complements the tequila and pear liqueur perfectly. Milagro Silver Tequila is used in this recipe, which is made from 100% estate-grown, hand-picked blue agave harvested from the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico.
The tequila is triple-distilled for smoothness, making it perfect for this cocktail. The Spiced Pear Margarita is a divine cocktail that is a huge winner. It is a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and delicious cinnamon cocktail.
35. Blackberry Bramble Cocktail
The Blackberry Bramble Cocktail is a deliciously spiced twist on the classic Bramble cocktail, perfect for the cooler months. The cocktail features tart blackberries and a hit of cinnamon spice, making it a cozy and comforting drink for autumn and winter. The recipe includes a homemade spiced syrup that adds complexity and subtle aromatic spice to the cocktail.
The gin of choice for this cocktail is Gutsy Monkey, a premium gin from The Gin Kitchen, which is perfect for the cooler months with its gentle spices and smooth, luxurious taste. Overall, the Blackberry Bramble Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and cozy cocktail with a hint of cinnamon spice.
36. Apple Cider Martini
The Apple Cider Martini is a perfect cocktail for fall and holiday season. Made with real apple cider, this cocktail is a tasty adult beverage that is sure to impress your family and friends. The recipe comes in two versions, one with schnapps and the other without.
The DIY Guy found the schnapps version a bit too sweet, while the other version was preferred by the author. The cocktail is easy to make and requires only a few kitchen items. If you are a fan of apple cider, this cocktail is definitely worth trying. So, why not add this delicious cocktail to your list of must-try cinnamon cocktails this season?