This recipe from Kursten Berry gives the typical old fashioned, which she considers the “perfect drink,” an earthy, sweet taste by using a sweet potato simple syrup to turn it into a seasonally ready, fall old fashioned. This dresses up the classic beverage, the sweet potato flavor making it a fun, unexpected choice to serve at family Thanksgiving or other gatherings. Berry recommends using the rich and creamy sweet potato syrup from the woman-owed, New Orleans-based company El Guapo. She also uses their barrel-aged vanilla bitters to add warm, baking spice notes.
- Combine bourbon, sweet potato syrup, pecan bitters, and El Guapo barrel aged vanilla bitters into mixing glass or shaker with ice. Stir or shake for 15 seconds.
- Wet half the rim of a rocks glass and coat in orange chili sugar. Strain over a king cube into prepared rocks glass or simply garnish with an orange peel.
Recipe ByKursten Berry