Recipe: Single Sin

Single Sin | Recipe | Melbourne Cocktails

As they say, ‘different strokes for different folks’. For some, coffee is their weakness, while for others whisky is a seductive mistress.

Single malt scotch was my Dad’s guilty pleasure. He loved his scotch and Glenfiddich was his favourite. For a man that didn’t want for much, whisky made the perfect gift, so Dad’s booze cabinet was restocked every birthday, Father’s Day and Christmas.

Dad never had a cocktail in his life – he drank his Scotch neat. I thought coffee, cinnamon and orange would complement his favourite tipple nicely. I wonder if Dad would approve…


  • 40 ml Glenfiddich 12 yr single malt scotch whisky
  • 20 ml Fair Café coffee liqueur
  • 10 ml cinnamon syrup (see note)
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Squeeze of orange
  • Garnish: orange wedge and stick of cinnamon

Note: to make cinnamon syrup add 150 ml water to small pot, bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Add 100 ml brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add cinnamon stick and simmer on low for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.


Add ice cubes and ingredients to mixing glass. Stir. Strain into rocks glass and garnish.

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