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Spice is Nice


The exotic, sweet and spicy flavor of Saigon cinnamon is much stronger and darker than regular supermarket cinnamon. Sometimes called Vietnamese cinnamon, this spiced cider drink created by Stephanie Brown of The Lounge at L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills gets extra depth from the spice, along with the addition of nutmeg and clove. “Saigon cinnamon comes from an evergreen tree and is primarily used for its bark which has a beautiful aroma and flavor,” says Brown. “Saigon cinnamon is primarily produced in Vietnam, and has the highest content of flavor out of the cinnamon family which is why it is the most logical choice for a delcious cider!”"



Ready in
30 m
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 ounces Sazerac Rye
  • 2 ounces spiced apple cider*
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce meyer lemon syrup
  • Dash of Orange Bitters
  • 1 flamed orange twist
  • 1 cinnamon stick


Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice.  Shake vigorously for 30 seconds.  Strain over ice in a copper mug if available or a rocks glass.  Garnish with a cinnamon stick.