The Skylonda


This is my new favorite winter cocktail to drink in our neck of the woods, so I named it after our “neighborhood”, Skylonda. I just soak some cinnamon sticks in a jar of bourbon for a few days which gives it a nice spice. Then to the bourbon, I add a few drops of bitters and a splash of dry vermouth. It’s kind of like a Manhattan but not sweet, and it’s garnished with an orange slice instead of a cherry.  I like it on the rocks, but you cocktail connoisseurs might prefer it straight up. Cheers!

Photos and illustration © Erin Gleeson