Combine 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, ½ cup of coarsely chopped dehydrated apple chips and ½ cinnamon stick in a saucepan. Bring all the ingredients to a boil while stirring continuously.
Lower the heat and simmer until reduced. To test, dip a spoon into the mixture. The syrup should coat the spoon.
Remove the pan from the flame and let it cool to room temperature. Then strain the syrup into a bottle. Yielding about 1 cup, the syrup can be stored for roughly 45 days refrigerated.
Try this festive cocktail recipe using the apple-cinnamon syrup:
Apple Cinnamon Bourbon Fizz
1½ ounces apple cinnamon syrup
1½ ounces Bourbon
4 teaspoons lemon juice
4 teaspoons apple juice
Splash of ginger ale
Cinnamon stick, for garnish
Combine syrup, Bourbon, lemon juice and apple juice, add 2 ice cubes and stir. Top with splash of ginger ale. Add cinnamon stick to glass. Makes 1 serving.