ORIGINAL SPIRITS: SWEET POTATO PA-TODDY

ORIGINAL SPIRITS: SWEET POTATO PA-TODDY Friday, October 26, 2012

Nobody knows from where it came—although most cultivated fingers prominently point toward Scotland. But maybe the most remarkable thing about the Hot Toddy is that nobody really knows what goes in one, exactly.

Because it’s really less about the sum of its parts than it is about its descriptive intangibles. In other words, a Hot Toddy need only be sweet, liquory and hot.

In which case, let there be yams, we say, because, why not?

So let us now introduce, just in time for cold-and-flu season, the Sweet Potato Pa-Toddy*, our homespun take on the most homeopathic of Southern folk remedies.

And because this is America, our Toddy’s made made the American way, with honey (to coat the throat), bourbon (to help you sleep) and hot water (to get that blood flowing on cold winter nights).

But because this is The Original, we simply can’t let a classic cocktail go unembellished or unadorned.

That’s why we stir into it our brand-new, just-in-time-for-Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Soda, an amalgam of vanilla, nutmeg and roasted yams, and top it off with one brûléed housemade marshmallow.

So if you’re feeling under the weather or simply just a little bit chilly, swing by and belly up with a Sweet Potato Pa-Toddy. It might not cure your cold, but, if you exercise good judgement, it’ll make you feel better.

*Because, ‘You like Potatoes, and we like Pa-Toddys.’ See what we did there? Anyway, we’re pretty sure that you’ll like Pa-Toddys, too.