A collection of popular Portuguese food recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and around the world.

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
Preparation time:
Cooking Time:
Ready In:
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Posted by:

Portuguese Cinnamon Liqueur Recipe

Portuguese Cinnamon Liqueur Recipe

Posted in: Drinks
star star star star star
4 out of 5 with 2 ratings
Views 3319


4 and 1/4 cups of aguardente (use can use rum if you don12 cinnamon sticks2 and 1/2 cups of sugar3/4 cup of water Get Portuguese food & ingredients Get Portuguese food, ingredients and more at Amazon.com
This site uses US measurements.


  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.

Click here to join our Facebook group!


You might also like
Portuguese Lemonade Recipe
How to make Portuguese style lemonade.
Portuguese Caipirao Cocktail Recipe
How to make a Portuguese caipirao cocktail.
Portuguese Coffee Liqueur Recipe
A simple & easy recipe that makes a delicious Portuguese coffee liqueur. This is a drink usually enjoyed after a good meal.