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Celebrate the season with this Cinnamon Bourbon Fizz – the perfect cozy winter cocktail. Homemade cinnamon honey syrup, mixed with warming bourbon, lemon, and bitters, then topped off with bubbly water. Made extra sweet and special with Aperol, for a festive and delicious holiday cocktail. Perfect for upcoming Christmas parties with family and friends…or on a cold night in with a loved one.

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The first official Christmas drink! Well, I mean, I’ve basically been sharing them since the beginning of November. But with Christmas now in full swing, I can really go all out!

Funnily, I shot this back in early November. It turned out so Christmasy that I saved it for today! So I’m very eager to share this recipe!

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The idea

Came from my brother’s girlfriend Cait. She had this drink at a Mexican restaurant in San Diego, sent me a photo, and said I had to recreate it.

It sounded really fun, different, and delicious, so I was all in.

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The details

The cinnamon syrup is key here…honey, cinnamon, and rosemary all simmered together. Nothing complicated, just the warming holiday flavors we all love.

The drink is simply bourbon and Aperol shaken together. It’s what sold me on this drink. The Aperol gives the bourbon a special touch with its sweetness, hints of orange, and vanilla. Such a unique, but delicious combination!

It’s something you don’t often get but is truly the perfect pairing…especially with some cinnamon mixed in. Top the drink off with sparkling water for a little fizziness. Tis’ holiday cocktail perfection and always a hit!

Happy holiday season guys!!

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Looking for other easy Christmas cocktails?? Here are my favorites: 

Frosted Mistletoe Margarita

The North Pole Cocktail

Creamy Coconut White Russian

Vanilla Espresso Martini

Vanilla Chai Old Fashioned

Lastly, if you make this Cinnamon Bourbon Fizz, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Cinnamon Bourbon Fizz

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 217 kcal

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Ingredients

Cinnamon Honey Syrup

Bourbon Fizz

  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) aperol
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes orange or rosemary bitters
  • 1 -2 ounces cinnamon syrup (recipe below)
  • sparkling water, for topping

Instructions

  • 1. To make the cinnamon syrup. In a medium pot, bring 1/2 cup water, the honey, cinnamon, and rosemary to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Let cool, then strain the syrup into a glass jar. This syrup makes enough for about 6 drinks.
    2. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon syrup, the bourbon, aperol, lemon juice, and bitters. Add ice and shake. Strain into a glass. Top off with sparkling water. Garnish with sugared rosemary.

Sugared Rosemary

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Gently run rosemary sprigs under a little water to dampen and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the rosemary with granulated sugar on all sides, making sure the rosemary is thoroughly coated in sugar. Allow to dry on the baking sheet for 1 hour. The rosemary can be made 1 day in advance and stored at room temperature.
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Cinnamon Bourbon Fizz Punch

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 217 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. To make the cinnamon syrup. In a medium pot, bring 1/2 cup water, the honey, cinnamon, and rosemary to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Let cool, then strain the syrup into a glass jar.
    2. In a punch bowl, combine the cinnamon syrup, bourbon, Aperol, lemon juice, and orange or rosemary bitters. Stir to combine, chill until ready to serve. Before serving, add ice, then pour the sparkling waters over. Serve with sugared rosemary (recipe above).
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