5 Minutes of Rum episode 16: Zaya rum, cinnamon syrup and La Trinidad.
3 cinnamon sticks (ceylon if available)
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
Break up cinnamon sticks into small pieces. Combine with sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, heat until sugar dissolves. Cover and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, leave covered. Let sit for 2 hours. Strain through metal strainer or cheesecloth. Pour into syrup bottle and add 0.5 oz light rum to help stabilize. Store in refrigerator.
2 oz Zaya rum
1 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz cinnamon syrup
1 dash angosture bitters
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake well with ice cubes. Strain into a cocktail glass.