Cinnamon-Honey Scotch Sour Cocktail

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


By SAVEUR Editors

Published on March 24, 2016

Cinnamon and Honey Scotch Sour

Cinnamon and honey are always friends, and a cinnamon-honey syrup has endless uses—sweeten your tea with it, pour it over ice cream, or drizzle on your oatmeal. In a cocktail context? Try it in a Scotch sour, where smoky blended Scotch and lemon make for a refreshing drink with the warmth of cinnamon and slight floral note of honey coming through. Once you’ve made the cinnamon honey, it’s just a three-ingredient drink, but tastes far more complex.


For the Cinnamon-Honey Syrup

  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup honey

For the Cocktail

  • 2 oz. blended Scotch
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 34 oz. cinnamon-honey syrup


Step 1

Make the syrup: In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil with the cinnamon sticks. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Stir in honey and refrigerate overnight. The next day, discard the cinnamon sticks.

Step 2

Make the cocktail: Combine Scotch, lemon juice, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously into a rocks glass filled with ice.

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