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Sweet Southern Lady

Created by Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia, Asheville, NC
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Ingredients

  • 1 sweetpotato
  • 1/4 of a lemon
  • 5 fresh sage leaves
  • 1/2 oz sorghum vanilla syrup
  • 1 oz rye whiskey
  • 3/4 oz brandy
  • 1 candied sweetpotato skin slice

Instructions

  • Juice sweetpotato (with the skin on) and lemon (with rind off). Add juice to a pot and bring to 185-190 degrees F.
  • Add sorghum vanilla syrup to pot, then remove from heat.
  • Muddle four sage leaves and place in a small strainer. Place strainer over mug and pour whiskey and brandy over the sage through the strainer. Repeat for the sweetpotato juice.
  • Garnish with one candied sweetpotato strip and one expressed sage leaf.
Note: the candied sweetpotato skin slice is a peeled skin strip, which is dipped in maple syrup and dehydrated.