The Cinnamon Hill

Get into the Christmas spirit by making your own cinnamon vodka, then treat yourself to this easy seasonal cocktail created especially for On The Hill by Michael Nadra.

Ingredients (serves one)

  • 37.5 ml cinnamon vodka (see box below)
  • 12.5 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 12.5 ml Cointreau
  • 50 ml cloudy apple juice
  • 1/2 egg white (lion-stamped)
  • 6 ml sugar syrup (see box below)

Place all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, cover with lots of ice and shake hard.
Strain through a tea-strainer into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and edible flower.

How to make your own cinnamon vodka

Simply infuse a bottle of vodka with cinnamon sticks. It will be ready to drink after a few days, but leaving it longer produces a stronger flavour.

… and the sugar syrup

Combine equal weights of sugar and water in a pan, boil for 5 minutes and allow to cool.

Michael Nadra
42 Gloucester Ave

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