Photo: José Picayo; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Sweet potatoes laced with bourbon, butter, and cream--what could be better?

How to Make It

Step 1

Place garlic and potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 18 minutes or until tender. Drain. Place potatoes in a large bowl.

Step 2

Return pan to medium-high heat. Add butter; cook 2 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Stir in bourbon and sugar; bring to a simmer. Return potato mixture to pan. Stir in salt and pepper; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half.

Ratings & Reviews

cmannos's Review

November 27, 2013

nottymotty's Review

December 10, 2012
We made these for Thanksgiving, tripling the amount of garlic, and all the adults loved them.

TheresaS's Review

November 21, 2012
Wow! I made these the night before Thanksgiving to save some time tomorrow and got to try them and they are incredible! And I have been tired of sweet potatoes for a few years and haven't wanted to eat them, but this has made me fall in love with them agaIn! I really love them! Thanks for the great recipe!

Katdean's Review

November 12, 2012
I was very excited to make these, but the taste was just mediocre. Not a lot of flavor and not interesting. Not bad either, just not great. Will not make again.

jmeleeS's Review

November 07, 2012
The one star may be a little harsh, but I wouldn't make this recipe again so it's honest. I saw this recipe and couldn't wait to try it out (esp with Thanksgiving right around the corner). I love sweet potatoes, but my husband doesn't, so I thought this one with browned butter and bourbon would at least get him to try the potatoes. Everything worked out perfectly and cooking times are solid, I just didn't care for the final taste at the end. I let the bourbon cook out, and the butter was perfectly browned (a nutty smell, gorgeous amber color), but the final taste was just 'wrong.' I don't know another way to put it, but my taste buds just didn't like this combination at all; maybe it was the garlic. My husband ate the potatoes only because he was hungry; they didn't work for him either. So back to the drawing board on a good sweet potato recipe for my husband, and definitely not a keeper for me either.