cozy bourbon old fashioneds (with sweet potato simple syrup!)


cozy bourbon old fashioneds sweetened with homemade sweet potato simple syrup. the perfect autumn cocktail for fall parties or a cozy date night at home. #playswellwithbutter #cocktail #cocktailrecipe #oldfashioned #oldfashionedrecipe #easydrinkrecipe #sweetpotatosimplesyrup #datenightathome

boy oh boy, do i have the perfect cozy autumn cocktail for you today. we’re talkin…bourbon old fashioneds sweetened ever-so-slightly with homemade sweet potato simple syrup(!!!!).

one of my dearest blogging friends, ellie, invited me to create a delicious cocktail post for her site while she’s on vacation. ellie & i actually went to college together at marquette. we hung out in different groups, but we recognized each other as soon as we crossed paths in the blogging world post-grad. ellie posts the most amazing wholesome, paleo recipes on hungry by nature, but always leaves room for an occasional cocktail recipe.

my kinda gal…you see why we’re friends, right?! 

& soon as she asked me to guest post this month’s cocktail recipe, i knew that cozy bourbon old fashioneds with sweet potato simple syrup needed to happen.cozy bourbon old fashioneds sweetened with homemade sweet potato simple syrup. the perfect autumn cocktail for fall parties or a cozy date night at home. #playswellwithbutter #cocktail #cocktailrecipe #oldfashioned #oldfashionedrecipe #easydrinkrecipe #sweetpotatosimplesyrup #datenightathome growing up in the northwoods, cool weather & old fashioneds go hand-in-hand. this recipe adds a little modern edge to the classic. they’re inspired by a similar cocktail chris & i had last winter at our favorite cozy date night spot in minneapolis. ever since, i’ve been obsessed with recreating those cocktails for a cozy date night at home.

& as a bonus, the fact that these babies have sweet potato in them (via a ridiculously easy simple syrup that’s ridiculously loaded with fall flavor) preeeetty much makes these cocktails a salad, ya feel me?

i envision you sipping on these cozy bourbon old fashioneds on a chilly friday night (wearing your coziest sweater & warmest slippers, of course!) snuggled up on your comfy sofa next to your boo thang (with something mindless & entertaining on netflix, of course!), while the worries & stressors from the work week melt away into the background & you immerse yourself into a blissful moment of weekend r&r.

check out the recipe for these cozy bourbon old fashioneds on ellie’s blog, hungry by nature, & be sure to let us know what you think! xo

Hi there, I'm Jess!

If there’s 1 thing to know about me, it’s this: I am head-over-heels in love with food. I’m on a mission to make weeknight cooking flavorful, fast, & fun for other foodies, & PWWB is where I share foolproof recipes that deliver major flavor with minimal effort. Other true loves: pretty shoes, puppies, Grey’s Anatomy, & my cozy kitchen in Minneapolis, MN.


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  1. 10.26.17

    I LOVE seasonal old-fashioned cocktails! A restaurant near me makes delicious maple old-fashioned cocktails this time of year that I’m obsessed with. Now I’m dying to try this recipe! Sweet potato simple syrup sounds SO GOOD!!

    xx Allison