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Something Edible on Video: Homemade Cinnamon Schnapps Step-by-Step.

Something Edible on Video: Homemade Cinnamon Schnapps Step-by-Step.


I make no excuses where my lack of temperance is concerned. Sometimes, it's just nice to kick your feet up at the end of the day and sip on a nip of liquor and forget about all the crap you didn't get done (if there's one thing I've learned it that it'll still be there tomorrow).

Anyhow, during the holiday season I figure if you're gonna take a booze break that you might as well be seasonal and festive about the whole thing; and where that's concerned You can't do much better than homemade cinnamon schnapps. This schnapps recipe started out as one passed around by neighbors that ended up in my father-in-law's pocket. It was always good, but still needed just a little tweaking to make it consistent. One of the secrets to this recipe's consistency and mouthfeel is the judicious addition of glycerin. In little ol' Hays, USA that stuff is harder to come by (and more expensive)than one would think; but you're a much better planner than I am and I know you'll find your glycerin and cinnamon oil online for a fraction of the price I paid.

Enjoy the video, and by all means, enjoy the cordial, and remember that schnapps are for sharing! (responsibly, of course) wink

Recipe: Jump to the detailed recipe. (or, keep reading for the gist of it) -

  • 44 fluid oz distilled water
  • 8 oz sugar (about a cup)
  • 4 fluid oz white/light corn syrup (a half cup)
  • 1/4 fluid oz cinnamon oil (half a Tablespoon)
  • 2 tsps food-grade glycerine
  • 8 fluid oz 100% grain alcohol (I understand Everclear's pretty popular.)
  • 1/4 tsp red food coloring (Optional, but a lot more festive with.)

  • Add corn syrup, sugar, and 16 oz of the distilled water to a saucepan over medium heat. Once the sugar begins to dissolve, CAREFULLY add the cinnamon oil, stirring occasionally to ensure the sugar dissolves completely. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and continue to simmer for 5 additional minutes whisking occasionally to ensure that the oil integrates into the sugar syrup completely. Take the syrup off the heat, stir in the remaining 28 oz of water along with the glycerine, and check to ensure that the temperature is well below 172F before adding the grain alcohol (mine was 109F). Add food coloring if desired and store in a glass bottle.


    Forget to mash the pause button during the video to grab that link? I got ya covered. You can get all the "schnappy" details by clicking right here!

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