Drink: Add a Spicy Twist to a Classic Cocktail

Cinnamon White Russian
4 parts J. Carver Lake House vodka
3 parts coffee liqueur
3 parts cinnamon simple syrup (see recipe below)
2 parts cream

Place an ice cube in each glass. Add ingredients in order listed. Swirl before and after adding the cream to get everything mixed together, or mix the drink in a shaker with ice cubes to chill it faster.
Cinnamon Simple Syrup
3 cups water
3 cups granulated sugar
2 cinnamon sticks  
Heat the water, sugar and cinnamon sticks over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Simmer one hour on low heat for stronger cinnamon taste.

- Dan Keyport
Owner of Dolce Vita Wine Shop