This simple cinnamon syrup is essentially a flavored simple syrup. Once made, it will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator and is great in tiki drinks as well as fall and winter boozy bourbon and whiskey drinks. It's also fantastic in punches.
Adapted from a recipe from Beachbum Berry's Potions of the Caribbean, this syrup was a common ingredient at the famous Don the Beacomber, labeled simply as "Don's Spices #4" in his original recipe books to keep competitors from copying his recipes.
3-4 cinnamon sticks
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
To make the syrup, crush the cinnamon sticks and place in a small saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes before removing from heat and letting sit, covered, for 2 hours. Strain through a coffee filter and refrigerate your syrup between uses.