Colour: Bright amber. Taste: Cinnamon essential oil smell, spicy taste of cinnamon powder with pepper notes. Developed to fulfil demand in Germany for a very spicy syrup, Monin Hot Spicy has natural extracts of cinnamon and hot chilli pepper which will turn up the heat in both hot and cold drinks. In bygone times, spices were used as a preservative or additive to prevent bacteria from thriving, nowadays, they are primarily used to flavour dishes. The strong, pungent flavour of Hot Spicy will give your cocktails, chocolate drinks and fruit punches a kick and impart a taste of the hot stuff. For best results keep refrigerated and use within 4 weeks.