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Cinnamon Schnapps

Cinnamon schnapps - based on Ceylon Cinnamon sticks - is strong, intense, sweet, spicy and very aromatic. It's mostly used to blend with other schnappses in order to create new and interesting schnapps combinations.

You can also add the schnapps to hot chocolate - it's very delicious and warming.

Or use it in rolls, cakes, cookies, bread, pie fillings, marinades, barbecue sauces, dressings, chocolate desserts and marmalades.

Or in spicy meat dishes - chicken, lamb, fish - or where you would normally use cinnamon.

You can also turn your schnapps into a liqueur.

Cinnamon schnapps blends very well with...


For best result, use either Ceylon cinnamon or Cassia cinnamon. Ceylon is more fragrant and not so pungent and sweet as Cassia. Cassia has a stronger flavour than Ceylon.


  • Use 1 cinnamon stick (approx. 7 centimeter).

  • Break it up in smaller pieces and place in a clean glass jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Cover with 25 centiliter clear, unflavoured vodka - 40% alcohol content (80 proof).

  • Let steep for one week in a dark place at room temperature, 18-20°C (64-68°F).

  • Shake lightly and taste it from time to time.

  • Strain and filter your infusion into a clean glass bottle or jar with tight-fitting lid.

  • Store (age) for a month or so in a dark place at room temperature before serving.

 If for some reason you are not satisfied with your infusion, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours - click here to see how.

Serve your cinnamon schnapps at room temperature in suitable glasses. And remember to keep your schnapps bottle tightly closed and in a dark place before and between servings. 


Liqueur making based on the schnapps recipes here on my site is easy. Just add a simple sugar syrup to your schnapps and store it for a while.
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You can create your very own and unique schnapps and liqueur blends by blending different alcohol infusions.
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If for some reason you are not satisfied with your schnapps, there are ways to adjust both taste and flavours. 
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