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This Portuguese cinnamon liqueur (licor de canela) does take some time to be ready, but it is worth it for all you cinnamon lovers.
Preparation time:
30 min
Cooking Time:
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy

Portuguese Cinnamon Liqueur Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Cinnamon Liqueur Recipe

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Posted in: Drink Recipes
Wed, Dec 25, 2019
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4 and 1/4 cups of aguardente (use can also use rum)12 cinnamon sticks2 and 1/2 cups of sugar3/4 cup of water Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Place the aguardente in a bottle suitable for liqueurs, together with the cinnamon sticks, seal it and let it stand for about a month.
  2. After this time, put the sugar in a pan, along with the water and simmer for 10 minutes over low heat.
  3. Allow it to cool and add it to the brandy and cinnamon.
  4. Mix everything well and let it stand for another 2 months.
  5. After that time it is ready to be served.


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