Cinnamon Old Fashioned

Marisa Chafetz/Supercall
Marisa Chafetz/Supercall

The Old Fashioned is a perfectly cozy cocktail come the cold winter months thanks to whiskey’s warm embrace, but it’s missing some of the wintery flair found in seasonal cocktails like eggnog or bourbon apple cider. Luckily, there’s an easy fix: Just add cinnamon syrup. By swapping out the traditional white sugar cube with cinnamon syrup (made simply by steeping cinnamon sticks in homemade simple syrup), the Old Fashioned transforms into a cozy, cold weather treat. We recommend using rye whiskey for its inherent spiciness, but feel free to use any whiskey of your choosing, from peaty scotch to smooth, caramel-tinged bourbon. The same goes for the bitters; winter varieties like fig or apple would be a welcome pairing, but cinnamony Angostura bitters will always do the trick.

Cinnamon Old Fashioned

Sweet, Spicy


  • 2 oz Whiskey
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • .5 oz cinnamon syrup
  • orange twist
  • cinnamon stick


Step one

Add bitters, cinnamon syrup and whiskey to a rocks glass.

Step two

Add one large ice cube and stir.

Step three

Garnish with an orange twist and a cinnamon stick, if desired.

Contributed by Supercall