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Finished cinnamon simple syrup in a glass bottle.

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

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  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 ounces 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy homemade Cinnamon Simple Syrup is perfect for adding to cocktails, coffee and so much more. You only need 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of hands on work to make a big batch that will last for weeks. 


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. In a small saucepan, stir together sugar and water, then add cinnamon sticks and bring to a simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat and let the simple syrup sit for 30 minutes, then remove the cinnamon sticks. Let cool completely before using. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.  


Cinnamon sticks: Using whole cinnamon sticks to infuse this syrup brings out those intense, warm flavors. If you can't find whole cinnamon sticks, feel free to use ½ to 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon instead.

Don't boil for too long: If this boils for too long, it will thicken up a bit too much. After 4 or so minutes, be sure to remove from heat to cool.

Spice it up: feel free to add other ingredients to this simple syrup to change up the flavor profile. Some suggestions include 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or a small vanilla bean split in half, a few whole cloves, star anise, or an orange peel. You can also swap out regular sugar with brown sugar, coconut sugar or even maple syrup.

Storage: Store this simple syrup in a mason jar or any other sealed container and stash it in the fridge, where it'll keep for up to a month. 

Freezer storage: You can also freeze in an ice cube tray and defrost one or two cubes at a time when you need some simple syrup. When frozen, it should keep for 3-6 months, so you can enjoy it whenever!

  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 oz
  • Calories: 33
  • Sugar: 8.3 g
  • Sodium: 0.5 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0 g