Episode 16: Zaya rum

5 Minutes of Rum episode 16: Zaya rum, cinnamon syrup and La Trinidad.

Ceylon cinnamon.

Cinnamon syrup

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. 

La Trinidad

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.