Add all the ingredients except the cider to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
Top with the cider and garnish with an apple slice and a sprinkle of grated nutmeg.
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
2 tsp Ground nutmeg
6 Vanilla beans, cut in half lengthwise
PREPARATION: Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely and strain into a closed container. Store in the refrigerator.