Batch Cinnamon Whiskey Hot Cocktail

Photos and Recipe BTory Morrison



Batch Cinnamon Whiskey Hot Cocktail 

If you’ve never made your own cinnamon-infused whiskey, this hot cocktail is a good place to start. The process is simpler than you might think: Add the cinnamon sticks to the whiskey and allow it to infuse overnight. If you’re in a hurry, store bought cinnamon whiskey will do in a pinch, but note that it will add more sugar to the end drink. Perfect for crowds, this batch recipe serves up to 12. (Perhaps less if you know you’ll be standing outside for a while, and may have more than one!) Gather everyone together around the simmering, aromatic melody of cider, cranberry juice, orange, lemon, rosemary, and cinnamon whiskey.


How To Make Batch Cinnamon Whiskey Hot Cocktail


      Serves 12

  • 1 750ml (25.4 Oz) Bottle Of High West’s Rendezvous Rye (Or Your Favorite Whiskey)
  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks 
  • 2 1.5 L Martinelli’s Cider (Or A Local Cider)
  • 16 Oz Cranberry Juice (No Sugar Added)
  • 1 Orange (For Garnish)
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Bag Of Cranberries
  • A Few Sprigs Of Rosemary (For Garnish)


  1. Add the cinnamon sticks to the whiskey and let it infuse overnight. (Note: if you don’t have time, you can use a cinnamon whiskey, it’ll just add more sugar to the end drink).
  2. Heat up the stock pot without liquid in it.
  3. While waiting for the stock pot to heat, slice 1 orange and 1 lemon. 
  4. Add citrus slices to the bottom of the stockpot and allow to sear slightly. 
  5. Once the citrus slices are fragrant, add in whiskey, cider, cranberry juice, juice of 1 lemon, and cranberries. 
  6. When the mixture is simmering, it’s ready to serve.

*Note: you can add more citrus or cranberry juice if you prefer a tarter drink, or sugar/honey if you prefer a sweeter drink. 



 23" Cowboy Fire Pit Grill


The 23” Fire Pit Grill, Enamel Stock Pot, and Cowboy Ladle make an ideal set-up for this warm whiskey cocktail. Guests can self-serve at their own pace using the ladle, and mess is minimal compared to counter top serving due to the lower height of the Fire Pit Grill. This whiskey cocktail should easily stay warm all evening over coals or flame on a grill grate. Note that if it starts to bubble you can gently move it (with gloves!) further from the hottest part of the fire. 

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