Canelada, a cinnamon beverage (canela = cinnamon in Greek), is drunk in Crete and Aegean islands and served with lots of ice.
4 l. water
8-9 cinnamon sticks
1 k. sugar
In a large sauce pan combine sugar, water and cinnamon sticks. Cook until thickened, approximately 20 minutes. Discard the cinnamon and let the syrup cool before putting it in bottles.
For each serving combine cinnamon syrup with cold water. Add ice and serve.