Add the cinnamon simple syrup into the bottom of the champagne flute.
Add the apple cider (approximately 1/3 to 1/2 up the glass). Gently stir the cinnamon into the apple cider with a knife or straw.
Top off the flute with sparkling wine, filling to 1/2 to 1 inch below the rim.
Garnish as desired with apple slice, cinnamon stick, and star anise pod. Serve immediately.
Use more or less wine and cider as desired for your strength of the drink.Our homemade cinnamon simple syrup is perfect for this recipe, but you can also skip it and use a couple dashes of ground cinnamon instead.