Put the simple syrup, apple juice, bitters, and orange peel in the glass.
Gently muddle (press ingredients together) and stir for a few seconds.
Fill the glass with ice.
Pour the whiskey over the ice.
Garnish as desired and top off with additional apple juice if desired.
Cinnamon simple syrup is best, and easy to make, but can be substituted for regular simple syrup and a dash or two of ground cinnamon.Use a vegetable peeler on an orange (or tangerine, etc) for an easy, thick orange peel.Make this cocktail for a crowd! Increase the ingredients to the number of drinks you want (use the servings adjustment above for auto-calculation). Combine the simple syrup, apple juice, bitters, orange peels, and whiskey in a pitcher or serving container. Set out ice and glasses for pouring.