To a wine glass with ice, add ½ oz bourbon, ½ oz port, ½ oz lemon juice, ½ oz Simple Syrup (recipe follows) and a dash of bitters. Top with 4 oz sparkling wine and garnish with a vanilla bean and a lemon twist.
Combine sugar, water, and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let sit at room temperature overnight.
Remove cinnamon sticks and store syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Recipe slightly adapted from: Hunt, Michelle P.E. and Laura Panter. "Kentucky Bonfire," Food & Drink. Holiday 2015.