This is a simple syrup that is easy to make and can be used to create a delicious Orange Vanilla Martini.
Pour water into a small saucepan.
Add sugar, orange peels, cinnamon sticks and vanilla.
Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute (all sugar should be dissolved).
Remove from heat and allow to steep for 1 hours.
Strain syrup into a glass jar, discarding orange peels and cinnamon sticks.
Keep simple syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
This will make approximately 1 cup of simple syrup.
You can certainly use the scraped inside of a vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract, if you have this readily available to you. If you're using vanilla extract like we did, just make sure you use good quality vanilla extract.