Dark Night with a Little Spice

Calling all race day fans who enjoy a good cocktail. This is a crowd pleaser for sure, and it tastes even better than it looks, if that is possible!  Dark rum, cinnamon and orange are so yummy together. Don’t mind if I do…

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We made a cinnamon cane sugar simple syrup to add some nice spice to this cocktail!  Cinnamon is found in quite a few Chinese dishes, so we thought it would be the perfect cocktail to pair with our food.

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In our area, Mandarin oranges are only found in the can, so we used clementines as the citrus for this cocktail.

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Dark Night with a Little Spice

  • Servings: 1 cocktail
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz dark rum
  • 1/4 oz cane sugar and cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
  • 2 slices fresh clementine
  • garnish with a cinnamon stick and fresh orange slice and a spritz of orange blossom water

Directions

      1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 slice of fresh orange .

 

      2. Add the rum, cinnamon simple syrup and Cointreau.

 

      3. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

 

      4. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, fresh clementine slice and spritz of orange blossom water.

 

    5. Cheers!!

To make the Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Directions

      1. In a small sauce pan bring the water to a boil.

 

      2. Add the sugar and cinnamon.

 

    3. Let simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat and let cool.



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