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June 21, 2013 Slideshows » Food & Drink

Step-by-step instructions for making Ingi Sigurdsson's sweet potato swizzle 

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The ingredients: Ron Zacapa 23 Year, lemon juice, sweet potato syrup, sweet-potato-infused rum, the Flor de Cana rum used for it, fresh mint (omitted: Angostura bitters)
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Pour two ounces of the sweet-potato-infused rum into a pilsner glass.
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Add three quarters of an ounce of sweet potato syrup.
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To that add three quarters of an ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice.
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Then add ten to 12 mint leaves, lightly spanked (Sigurdsson cautions that if you pound them too hard a bitter flavor is released).
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Poke the mint down a bit.
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Add crushed ice to about three-quarters full.
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Swizzle till well mixed (Sigurdsson improvised with a bar spoon).
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Add a dash of Angostura bitters.
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Fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice and top off with a quarter ounce of Ron Zacapa 23 Year.
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Garnish with a sprig of mint.
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Add crushed ice to about three-quarters full.

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