Instructions – PART I
The following recipe makes around 1 cup of spiced syrup.
Bring water and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, in a saucepan, until completely dissolved.
Add in cinnamon sticks and cloves.
Lower the heat, and cover the pan.
Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes until it begins to caramelize and thicken.
Remove from heat, and allow the syrup for 30 minutes with the lid on.
Strain the syrup through a metal colander with large holes, removing the cinnamon stick and cloves.