Cinnamon Girl

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I made this drink tonight, as when I saw the recipe posted by Emily Burns, it took me back to when I was just a young thing, who thought he could change the world.

This song Cinnamon Girl, was from Neil Young’s first album with Crazy Horse, way, way back in the late 60’s (1969). It’s always had a place in my heart, not really sure why. But I have always liked Neil Young ever since I first heard him, even before Crazy Horse. It’s a song that has been covered by many others, from Weird Al, to The Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, and Matthew Sweet, just to drop a few more names in the mix. 😊 Allegedly the song was to Jean Ray, who he wasn’t married to. He did have a wife at the time, so it probably caused a few shit fights.
It’s a ballad, played along with the backing of a fairly heavy band. The song is not about a Mexican girl, but you would be forgiven for thinking so.

But the drink is definitely Mexican influenced, With tequila being the dominant flavour, followed up with the freshness of some Cara Cara Oranges, I found at our local market on the square the other day. So delicious, fragrantly so.

So enjoy!

2 orange wedges
60ml Reposado Tequila
7.5ml Dark Jamaican Rum- Smith & Cross
22.5ml Lime Juice
15ml Cinnamon Bark Syrup
7.5ml Simple Syrup
A dash of Orange Bitters

Muddle wedges of orange, add remaining ingredients, and shake that baby, with ice. Strain into a double rocks glass filled with crushed ice.

Garnish with an orange crescent and a straw (eco-friendly of course)

Recipe courtesy of Death & Co

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