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Cinnamon old-fashioned

Cinnamon old-fashioned

A spicy drink that’s perfect for chilly evenings.

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  • Serves1
  • CourseDrink
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook5 mins
  • Total time10 mins
  • Plus+ cooling

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  • 2 drop/s Angostura Bitters
  • 60ml Benriach The Original Ten Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • orange peel twist, to serve (optional)

Winter syrup

  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 star anise
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Put the ingredients for the winter syrup in a pan with 100ml water and heat gently until dissolved, stirring occasionally; allow to cool.

  2. Put 15ml winter syrup, the bitters and ½ the whisky in a rocks glass or tumbler and begin stirring with 2 ice cubes. After a minute or so add the rest of the whisky, another 2 ice cubes, and continue stirring. Serve with a generous twist of orange peel squeezed over the drink and added to the glass, if liked.

Cook’s tip


Winter syrup

Chill the rest for up to 3 days to use in other cocktails or for pouring over vanilla ice cream.

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