November Recipes

Cinnamon Port of Call

Glass of Cinnamon Port of Call cocktail
Hands On:
20 minutes
Total Time:
30 minutes


  • 1 ½ oz Cinnamon and Clove Simply Syrup
  • 1 ½ oz ruby port wine
  • 1 oz dry gin
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cranberry relish
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • star anise, for garnish

Cinnamon and Clove Simply Syrup

  • 1 cup Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee ground cinnamon
  • 3 whole cloves
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Prepare Cinnamon and Clove Simple Syrup: Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Stir in cinnamon and whole cloves. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced by half. Strain into a heat-proof container. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
Make Cinnamon Port of Call: Add prepared simple syrup, port wine, dry gin, lemon juice, cranberry relish, orange bitters, and mint leaves to an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Cover and shake well until chilled. Strain into an ice-filled 8-oz. coupe cocktail glass. Garnish with cranberries and star anise, if desired.

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