Photo Credit: Madelynne Ross/Black Restaurant Week, LLC

Lil Yea

My Lil yeah is a fun and easy cocktail featuring fresh coconut water, sweet potatoes, and sea salt.

Glassware: Rocks Glass

  • 2 oz Makers Mark
  • 1 oz Coconut Sweet Potato Syrup
  • 3/4 oz Salted Cilantro Lime Juice

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake.

Coconut sweet potato syrup:
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • Fresh coconut

Boil, peel, and juice sweet potatoes. Pour approx 2 cups of sweet potatoes juice/purée into the pot. Add one cup of FRESH coconut water (crack and double strain water from coconut for this step; in DIRE circumstances, substitute coco lopez… avoid substitutions at all costs) Add both raw and brown sugar. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes and then transfer to squirt bottle

Salted Cilantro Lime Juice:

  • 8 oz freshly squeezed lime juiced
  • Handful of cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh shipped cilantro.

Juice limes. Combine limes and cilantro and then muddle cilantro into lime juice the juice. Let sit for 4-6 hours and double strain

Garnish: Garnished with a sprig of cilantro and a lime wheel

Black Restaurant Week
Author: Black Restaurant Week

About Black Restaurant Week – Black Restaurant Week LLC is an annual, multi-city culinary movement celebrating the flavors of African, African-American and Caribbean cuisine nationwide. Black Restaurant Week partners with black-owned restaurants, chefs, caterers and food trucks to host a selection of culinary experiences aimed to expand awareness and increase support for black culinary professionals. The organization was founded in 2016 by entrepreneurs Warren Luckett, Falayn Ferrell and Derek Robinson. Connect with Black Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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