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The Happiest Hour: 7 Sweetpotato Cocktails

Friday, 5pm – who is your favorite happy hour companion? For us, it’s sweet taters!

Many are surprised to learn that sweetpotatoes are a delicious cocktail mixer.  From vodka to gin, brandy to tequila, sweetpotatoes can take your favorite bev to the next level.

If you’re looking to whet your whistle, check out these mixologist and bartenders all over North Carolina who are raising a glass to their state crop. Give one of their sweet tater cocktails a try during your next happy hour. Why? It’s Friday. 2. It’s summer!

  1. Dirt Candy Cocktail – Kati Whipple of the Asbury restaurant (Charlotte, NC) – Gin, sweetpotato simple syrup, cardamom bitters and flamed orange peel

    Dirt Candy
    Dirt Candy
  2. Mary is in the Root Cellar Again  – Mark Weddle of Traveled Farmer (Greensboro, NC) – Vodka, Bloody Mary mix and roasted sweetpotato puree

    Mary's in the Root Cellar Again
    Mary’s in the Root Cellar Again
  3. Otono Cocktail – Nicolas Daniels of Loft and Cellar (Charlotte, NC) – Brandy, Peychaud bitters, apple cider and sweetpotato simple syrup

    Otono
    Otono
  4. Slingshot Flip – Marshall Davis of Gallo Pelón Mezcaleria (Raleigh, NC) – Rum, mezcal, coffee liquor, egg, fresh orange juice, sweetpotato orgeat and black walnut bitters

    Slingshot Flip
    Slingshot Flip
  5. The Batata – Bud Taylor of The Bistro at Topsail (Surf City, NC) – Tequila, mezcal, sweetpotato syrup, charred lime, jalapeño & peppercorn bitters

    The Batata
    The Batata
  6. Tater in the Rye – Christopher Tamplin of DLS Events – Whiskey, sweetpotato & smoked paprika simple syrup, lemon juice, orange fig bitters and garnished with mint

    Tater in the Rye
    Tater in the Rye
  7. Local Thai – Sarah Wells of Heirloom (Charlotte, NC)Sweetpotato vodka, sweetpotato water, sweetpotato pie kombucha (Lenny Boy) and red curry salt rimLocal ThaiLocal Thai

How will you be celebrating your happy hours this summer? Don’t forget to tag @Sweet_Taters in your sweetpotato cocktail creations for a chance to be featured on our social channels!