The Batata

Created by Bud Taylor of the Bistro at Topsail, in Surf City, NC
The Batata

The Batata

Ingredients
  • 1.5 oz Reposado Tequila
  • 1.5 oz Mezcal
  • 1.5 oz sweet potato syrup
  • 8 drops 18.21 Charred Lime, Jalapeño & Peppercorn Bitters
Directions
  1. Add ice and all ingredients to mixing tin and give a medium shake.
  2. Strain over finely crushed ice in a coupe glass.

Sweet Potato Syrup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup puréed roasted Covington sweet potato
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tsp chili flake
  • 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper

 

Directions
  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and let syrup steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Double strain through coffee filters or cheesecloth to remove all pulp and fiber.
  5. (Note: Syrup is good for up to 1 week in refrigerator.)