Simple Cinnamon-Infused Tequila Recipe

Published April 19, 2022
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Ingredients

  • 3-4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 750mL tequila
  • Two large clean bottles or jars
  • Cheesecloth or other fine strainer
  • Funnel

Instructions

  1. In a large clean bottle or jars, combine the cinnamon sticks and tequila.
  2. After sealing the container securely, go ahead and give the cinnamon and vodka a gentle shake to start mixing things.
  3. Store the containers in a cool, dark place for approximately 3 to 4 days. Every day, give the infusion another gentle shake.
  4. After time has passed, sample the infused vodka by pouring it into a glass and giving it a taste. If you decide you want more cinnamon flavor, allow the flavors to hang out together longer, continuing to shake each day.
  5. If the flavor is satisfactory, carefully remove the cinnamon sticks and discard them. An idea before discarding is to use the cinnamon sticks to make a boozy cinnamon simple syrup.
  6. Carefully funnel the tequila into the clean bottle, using a cheesecloth or other strainer to catch any remaining cinnamon sediments.
  7. Carefully seal and store in a cool, dark place.

You can use the infused tequila immediately, and it will keep well in a cool, dark place for one to two years without flavor being affected. However, discard it when the flavor starts to fade or tastes "off."

Variations of Cinnamon-Infused Tequila

Push the envelope by infusing your cinnamon tequila with additional flavors that suit any want or need.

  • Incorporate a whole sliced and cored apple or two for that classic cinnamon apple flavor. Likewise, a sliced and cored pear adds similar notes.
  • If you're searching for a fruit-forward flavor, include a cup of pitted cherries or pitted and sliced plums.
  • For rich spice notes, add a half to one tablespoon of cloves, a half to a full tablespoon of star anise, and a whole vanilla bean.
  • Pair your cinnamon tequila with a half cup of agave or honey for a sweeter taste.
  • Citrus is a natural pairing for both tequila and cinnamon, so go ahead and add a whole sliced orange or two.

Cinnamon-Infused Tequila Cocktails

Dream big spiced dreams with cinnamon tequila drinks that'll impress and delight you and your friends.

Spiced Margarita

Spiced Margarita

It would be a cocktail crime to make a cinnamon-infused tequila and not make a margarita worthy of its greatness.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and cinnamon sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces cinnamon-infused tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the cinnamon sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the cinnamon sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cinnamon tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Spiced Tequila Sour

Spiced Tequila Sour

The cinnamon tequila shines a little brighter in a tequila sour; as an added bonus, it gives a new level of complexity with the spiced notes.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cinnamon-infused tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick and ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add cinnamon tequila, lemon juice, lime juice, bitters, and egg white.
  2. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  3. Add ice to shaker.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with cinnamon sticks and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Crisp Tequilatini

Crisp Tequilatini

Tequila is a very undervalued spirit in a martini, so go the untraditional route and give it a try.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cinnamon-infused tequila
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce allspice dram
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Apple slice and ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cinnamon tequila, orange liqueur, allspice dram, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with apple slice and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

Brunch Reviver

Brunch Reviver

Nothing brings a sleepy brunch goer to life quite like a bit of vitamin C with a zesty cinnamon kick.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces cinnamon-infused vodka
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cinnamon vodka, orange juice, and vanilla liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Mixers for Cinnamon Tequila Drinks

Some days, you want a good drink without any extra work. Thankfully, there are several mixers that do just that.

  • Margarita mix
  • Brown sugar
  • Simple syrup
  • Apple cider
  • Tonic water
  • Plain club soda
  • Flavored club soda such as lemon, cherry, or vanilla
  • Tea, such as chai, apple, lemon, or black
  • Cherry juice
  • Maple syrup
  • Pear nectar
  • Peach nectar
  • Orange juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Pineapple juice

A Cinnamon-Infused Tequila to Spice Things Up

Break open the spice cabinet and give your cinnamon sticks the attention they deserve in a cinnamon-infused tequila. Not only will your tequila cocktails go from good to great, everyone on your IG feed will be asking you for the recipe.

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