There aren’t many combinations more festive sounding than orange and cinnamon. They are perfect flavour partners and to get us through the darker nights we’ve decided to share an orange and cinnamon gin recipe.
Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. As such you’ll find it in spiced gin but unlike other spices it has a sweet flavour rather than a heat.
This orange and cinnamon gin recipe is so simple to make, will taste deliciously sweet and unlike some homemade gin it doesn’t take long to infuse and be ready to serve.
Orange and cinnamon gin recipe
- 75cl gin
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 orange
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- orange peel to garnish
- Pour the gin into a clean sterilised jar (such as a 1l Kilner jar).
- Slice the orange (keep peel on) and add to the jar along with the sugar and cinnamon sticks.
- Shake until the sugar has fully dissolved.
- Leave for at least 48 hours in a cool, dark place.
- Strain through a muslin cloth or through a fine mesh sieve to remove any bits and decant into a bottle.
For more winter warmers check out these hot gin cocktail tutorials.
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