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Homemade Cinnamon Schnapps

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Homemade Cinnamon Schnapps


Servings: Makes 1.75L (about 59 fl oz) of 33ish proof hooch.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 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.)

  • Instructions:

    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.


    To minimize mess, I actually mix my flavor base, grain alcohol, and coloring in the bottle I'm keeping it in so I can shake it up good; but again, you gotta make sure it's all plenty cool.

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