In small saucepan combine 1/4 cup (60 mL) water, sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over high heat. Continue boiling 1 min., or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat; discard cinnamon stick. Set aside.
In separate saucepan, bring apple cider to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Stir in bourbon, lemon juice, plus half the reserved syrup mixture (chill remainder to use another time). Pour into mugs and top with lemon slices.
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