To make unrefined simple syrup, place 1 cup water and 1 cup sucanat in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally until all sucanat is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add bourbon, almond milk, vanilla extract, and simple syrup. Shake for 20 to 30 second. Strain over a glass filled with ice. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
Adapted from NYT Cooking.Keep extra sucanat simple syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator.