The smell of sweet potatoes always makes us think of winter — so when you’re looking for winter cocktails, a sweet potato liqueur would fit right in. Provided you can find one.
And we did: The unusual Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Liqueur is made by founder and distiller David Souza, a fourth-generation sweet potato farmer. The sweet potatoes are distilled to make vodka, but also to create this liqueur, where their distinct flavor comes through clearly. It’s distilled at a lower proof so it keeps more of that sweet potato character, aged in charred American white oak barrels for up to four years, then sweetened up just a bit with sugar and spice.
The resulting liqueur tastes like a sweet potato whiskey, sweetened a little so that it tastes something like a cocktail itself — a cocktail that’s also a sweet potato pie, let’s say. But it translates well to other cocktails, too. Here are three we love.