The Neruda

Menu PartBeverage

Marina Markovic


Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bartender Markovic makes a cinnamon syrup to add a little sweetness and earthy spice to this zero-proof drink. Grenadine and lime juice balance the flavors and a garnish of cherries provides a fruity and colorful accent.


Cinnamon syrup

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup water

4 cinnamon sticks, broken into thirds


1 oz. grenadine

¾ oz. lime juice

½ oz. cinnamon syrup

Club soda or sparkling water

Fresh, frozen or canned cherries


  1. For cinnamon syrup, combine sugar, water and cinnamon in medium saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 8 to 10 minutes until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain into glass jar or bottle; discard cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate up to two weeks.
  2. For mocktail, in cocktail shaker, combine grenadine, lime juice and cinnamon syrup; shake well and pour into tall glass over ice. Add chilled club soda to top. Garnish with cherries.

Photo by John Valls for Imbibe

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