Saturday, January 1, 2011

Snickerdoodle Cocktails

Cinnamon Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks

  Snicker-doodle Cookie Cocktail
1 oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup (2 tablespoons)
1 oz vanilla vodka (2 tablespoons)
1 oz half-and-half (2 tablespoons)
1/2 oz white creme DE cacao (1 tablespoon)

1. To make Cinnamon Simple Syrup, mix sugar, water and cinnamon sticks in 1-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set aside 1 hour to cool. Discard cinnamon sticks. Pour syrup into glass jar. Cover jar, and refrigerate until needed. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

2. To prepare cocktail, fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1 ounce cinnamon simple syrup, vodka, half-and-half and creme DE cacao; cover and shake. Strain into cocktail glass. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.

Tip: You can purchase cinnamon-sugar or to make your own combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

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