Cinnamon Sweetie Cocktail

MDB Cocktails: The Cinnamon Sweetie

Cinnamon Sweetie Cocktail
What do you think about this new series, MDB Cocktails? MDB stands for My Dish is Bomb, of course! I’m feeling pretty excited about this series, because I’d like to think my recent purchase of a cocktail shaker means I’m finally an adult. MDB Cocktails is a thing, and it’s going to stay a thing!

Bars featuring specialty house cocktails are becoming more and more of a trend in Winnipeg these days. Is it like that in your city, too? You can pretty much guarantee that if you go to the latest hipster haunt, you’ll be able to purchase something unique and fancy schmancy (like dandelion bitters…whaaaat?) for your drink of choice at a reasonable price. And when I say reasonable, I mean a young adult with a minimum wage job can afford one here and there, so they’re dirt cheap. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Cinnamon Sweetie Cocktail
As I mentioned in this post, whiskey is growing on me. With increased exposure, I really hope to appreciate whiskey straight from a glass. Kind of like jazz and modern architecture, I think that the more you know about whiskey and the more you’ve experienced it, the more you like it.

This cinnamon sweetie cocktail is playful and flirty, and I can’t help but smile when the flavour of a cinnamon heart rolls across my tongue. A splash of orange juice and a generous helping of ginger-ale keeps this cocktail approachable for the tentative whiskey drinkers (I’m right there with you!), while the hit of cinnamon whiskey is strong enough that true whiskey fans will be pleasantly surprised.

This weekend I went to go see a friend of mine DJ (we have a DJ academy for women in Winnipeg — isn’t that cool?) and as this cocktail would have been the perfect drink for the night, I almost asked the bartender to make me one. I think you’re going to love it! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚
Cinnamon Sweetie Cocktail

MDB Cocktails: The Cinnamon Sweetie
Author: My Dish is Bomb
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Serves: serves 2
  • 1 navel orange
  • 2 oz fireball whiskey
  • 1 can ginger-ale
  1. Using a sharp paring knife or a channel knife, make two orange twists by holding the knife firmly against the orange peel and twisting the orange in a half circle while you continue to firmly press with the knife. Slice the orange in half and using a citrus juicer, extract the orange juice. Alternatively, you can squeeze the orange juice directly into the cocktail shaker with your hands.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add some ice cubes, the whiskey, and a generous splash of freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 oz). Shake! Divide the cocktail between two short rocks glasses, and top with ginger-ale. Serve.


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Katy MacKinnon

Katy MacKinnon is a food photographer and recipe developer, and Food Fight! co-host.

17 thoughts on “MDB Cocktails: The Cinnamon Sweetie”

  1. I am totally on board with the MDB Coctail series! I love me a good drink, and you are definitely providing the slurpable deliciousness! This cocktail looks amazing! I am a whiskey fan, so I appreciate your use of it in here! Is it 5 o’clock yet, because this beauty is calling my name! Cheers!

    1. I had to laugh when I read this comment because I never used to think about Winnipeg this way. But now I love it! Ahhh yes that is my ultimate goal too (drinking whiskey straight). And thank you so much!!

  2. That’s very cool that Winnipeg has a DJ academy for women! I will look forward to the creativity you bring to your cocktail series. I think it’s a great idea…like the combination of ingredients in this drink! Cheers!

  3. I LOVE the MDB cocktail series! I’m just like you in the whiskey department, I don’t know if or when I will be able to drink it straight up, but mixed into this cocktail sounds pretty damn good. Also, a DJ acadamy for women? Winnipeg is sounding pretty awesome.

  4. Definitely on board for MDB cocktail series! Especially if they are all as delicious as this one. I am not an adult as I do not own a cocktail shaker and my cocktail recipes are basically some juice and fizzy stuff with a shit ton of vodka. Clearly need some education in this arena! Bring it!!

    1. Ok, how weird is it that we both commented on each other’s sites at the exact same time without knowing the other person commented???!!! Serendipity I guess!! And I hope you like it!

  5. What the heck?? We might be food soulmates, I don’t know. Fireball is like in my blood (and by that I mean, it’s one of those things we always had in the house, not that I drink THAT much Fireball, ya know?) I also happen to have a weakness for orange juice and/or ginger ale in cocktails. And apparently I need to check out Winnipeg’s drinkin’ scene? Cause Medicine Hat is NOT that cool ๐Ÿ™

    1. I’ve been putting OJ and ginger ale in pretty much all my cocktails lately. I was developing another one for the site and thought I had this amazing idea but then realized that it was actually exactly the same as this only I changed the liquor ๐Ÿ˜› And yes, come visit, I’ll take you out!

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