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Sweet Potato Bourbon Milk Punch

Berry's Sweet Potato Bourbon Milk Punch
Image by Shell Royster

The idea for Kursten Berry’s fall milk punch came from the place she often gets her inspiration from: her family. Berry says, “My punch idea was inspired by my grandmother. I never really saw my grandmother drink, but my mom would tell me stories of what she used to drink. She had this thing, apparently, for milk punches. She typically did hers with scotch, so I was like, well, I think a bourbon sweet potato milk punch might be fire.”

She swapped out her grandmother’s favored scotch for bourbon and cognac, upgraded the basic simple syrup for a delicious sweet potato syrup, and chose spicy and warm bitters to add complexity to the drink. Enjoy Berry’s seasonally flavored milk punch bundled up by the fire this fall.

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yields

Serves 1

    Ingredients
  • 2 cups bourbon
  • 5 ounces cognac
  • 2½ cups almond milk
  • 1¼ ounces El Guapo sweet potato syrup
  • 2½ ounces vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons allspice
  • Orange bitters
  • Pecan bitters
  • Garnish: Smoked cinnamon stick
steps
  1. In a punch bowl, combine bourbon and cognac. Add almond milk, sweet potato syrup, vanilla extract, and all-spice. Add 10 to 12 dashes of orange bitters and 10 to 12 dashes of pecan bitters. Stir until blended and serve over ice with a smoked cinnamon stick garnish
  • Recipe by Kursten Berry
  • Contributing City
    Atlanta

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