Prep time 50 minutes
Add maple syrup, lemon, water, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes...
Remove from heat and let steep for 45 minutes. Strain and pour into a crystal glass for a little holiday spirit! Add your bourbon atop for serving.
Garnish with a cinnamon stick or a peel of a lemon.