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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.
Portuguese Cinnamon Liqueur Recipe
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Portuguese Cinnamon Liqueur Recipe

Portuguese Cinnamon Liqueur Recipe

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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
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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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