In this festive sparkling-wine cocktail, homemade cinnamon-honey simple syrup is the base for this delicious cranberry-topped drink. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2014

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Cinnamon-Honey-Green Tea Syrup


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare Cinnamon Honey-Green Tea Syrup: Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and add green tea bags; let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in honey. Let cool 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Stir in cinnamon just before using. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

  • To prepare an individual cocktail: Combine 1 ounce of the honey syrup, vodka and lemon juice in a Collins glass. Top with sparkling wine. Add ice, if using. Garnish with cranberries, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the Honey Syrup (Step 1; without the cinnamon) for up to 1 week. Stir in cinnamon just before using.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 2 mg sodium. 56 mg potassium; 21.2 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 4 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mg vitamin c; 7 mcg folate; 10 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium; 17 g added sugar;

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Tasty cocktail I made this cocktail exactly like the recipe but if I make it again I would just sprinkle a dash of cinnamon in the drink itself. I added the cinnamon to the syrup and it didn't mix in very well and seemed like a lot so I spooned off most of it that was floating on top. The drink is delicious and very fruity tasting almost like a cider taste. Very festive. Pros: fruity and not too sweet Cons: too much cinnamon Read More