This smoked cinnamon gin & tonic is in a class all its own.
Yes, you heard that right. Smoked cinnamon takes this Gin and tonic to subtle flavor heaven. It adds a festive twist and depth to the cocktail and is a wow factor for your guest.
Whatever the weather, this eye-catching Smoked Cinnamon G&T cocktail should enchant your imagination.
Reasons to Love this Cocktail
- It's so festive and great to serve at parties or intimate gatherings.
- Very easy and fun to make: making a smoky cocktail might seem intimidating, but trust me, with just a little technique and safety in mind (of course), you too can make this gin-based cocktail or any smoked-infused cocktail at your next sip and chill.
- It's versatile
- It's subtle and not overly sweet
To make this winter gin cocktail, you’ll need:
- Cinnamon stick
- Gin: For this smoked cinnamon gin and tonic cocktail, you need a good quality Gin; if possible, get one with a floral note. I partnered with Empress 1908 Gin a few months back to create this Empress gin cocktail, and it was a delight.
- Juice: preferably freshly squeezed lemon and orange juice. If using store-bought orange juice, reduce the amount of syrup in the cocktail.
- Simple syrup: pomegranate syrup or grenadine
- Egg white
- Tonic water: I enjoy the fever-Tree brand as it has a nice flavor.
How to make Smoked Cinnamon Gin & Tonic Cocktail
First, you'll start by flaming the cinnamon stick as if burning incense.
Cover the burnt cinnamon stick with the chilled glass and allow the smoke to swirl around the glass.
Add the Gin, lemon juice, orange juice, pomegranate syrup, and egg white into a shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously until chill. Strain the mixture into the cinnamon-swirled glass and top with tonic water. Garnish with a lemon twist and serve. Sip responsibly!
Can I make this easy gin cocktail ahead of time?
No. It’s best to consume this winter cocktail recipe immediately. If you need a nice mocktail to make ahead of time, try my pomegranate mocktail recipe, and add booze for equal enjoyment.
Here are some substitutes to make this gin cocktail at home:
- Aquafaba instead of egg white. Aquafaba is the juice from canned chickpeas. Use one egg white as a substitute if you don’t have one. See it live on this springy grapefruit cocktail.
- Strawberry or any berry-flavored syrup if you can't find pomegranate syrup.
- Soda water instead of tonic water.
Gin pairs well with a lot of flavors. Some are listed below:
citrus: lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit
Fruits: blueberry, pineapple, blackberries, cranberries, pomegranate
cinnamon, star anise
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Smoked Cinnamon Gin & Tonic
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 oz. Gin good quality
- 1 oz. Fresh lemon juice
- 1 oz. Fresh orange juice
- 1 oz. Pomegranate syrup
- 1 Egg white
- Ice cubes
- Elderflower tonic water about 4.oz. Any tonic water is fine
- Lemon twist to garnish
- Use a kitchen blow torch to flame the cinnamon stick (stovetop works just as good). Invert the chilled coupe glass over the cinnamon stick. The smoke will stick to the sides of the glass. Set aside while you prep the cocktail.
- * Add all of the ingredients except for the tonic water into a shaker with ice and shake until chilled. Double strain and shake without the ice.
- Strain the cocktail into the smoky Coupe glass and swirl gently to infuse the flavors. Top with tonic water. Garnish with lemon curl or edible flowers⚠️Please drink responsibly⚠️