for the syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
8 cinnamon sticks (more for garnish)
2 rosemary sprigs (more for garnish)
for the cocktail (makes one)
½ ounce cinnamon-rosemary syrup
1 ½ ounces bourbon
3 ounces apple cider
brown cinnamon sugar, apple slices (garnish)
Cook sugar, water, rosemary, and cinnamon sticks over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside, let cool. Strain liquid into storage container, discard remnants. Place large ice cube in a syrup/sugar-rimmed glass. Add syrup and bourbon, stir to chill. Top with apple cider, garnish as desired.
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