How To Make Cinnamon Syrup

Homemade cinnamon syrup in a jar

Cinnamon Syrup is an easy homemade recipe that can be used in a variety of dishes. While I decided to make some cinnamon syrup so I can make Don’s Mix, you can use it on French Toast, porridge, desserts, and more. It only takes a short while to make, and lasts for quite some time. These step-by-step instructions will give you a perfect result every time.

Cinnamon syrup ingredients

The only ingredients you need are water, sugar, and a cinnamon stick. I recommend using real Ceylon cinnamon instead of Cassia (aka fake cinnamon) because the end result is so much better. If you like cinnamon syrup, you’ll also like Earl Grey Cocktial Syrup!

First boil the cinnamon and the water together

To start, add a cup of water to a pot and add the cinnamon stick. I use one stick per cup of water and just rip it up with my hands. If you can’t rip it apart, it isn’t real cinnamon. I bring it to a boil and then stir in the sugar. Stir everything up until all the sugar is dissolved and you have a bit of golden color.

Boiling the cinnamon syrup

I then triple strain the liquid (don’t worry, there will always be some tiny particles left) into a resealable jar. Keep this jar in a cool dark place, or in your fridge. I made this for The Catamaran cocktail, but it works in a plethora of Tiki and non Tiki drinks alike.

Cinnamon Syrup

This quick and easy recipe for cinnamon syrup is perfect for cocktails, or drizzled over some French Toast.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Breakfast, Cocktails, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • Pot


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar white, granulated
  • Cinnamon Sticks Ceylon


  • In a pot bring the cup of water to a boil. As it is heating up rip up one of the cinnamon sticks and mix it in.
  • Once the water is about to boil add in the sugar and whisk to combine. Once the sugar is completely dissolved take off the heat. Triple strain (or as many times as you prefer) the liquid into a resealable container. Add the second cinnamon stick and let cool to room temperature before using.
Keyword bar syrup, Cinnamon Syrup, Cocktail Syrup
Cinnamon cocktail syrup
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