Great in cocktails, this flavored simple syrup is also wonderful drizzled over pancakes or stirred into coffee. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with our article Flaming Cocktails.
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 sticks cinnamon, broken in half
- 1⁄2 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
- Bring sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean and seeds, and 1 cup water to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan. Cook briefly to dissolve sugar. Cool; strain. Refrigerate up to 3 months.