Getting figgy with it!

There are many things to love about August and one is the fig trees and their bounty of fruit. Last week, we hauled in 3 lbs in our first harvest! So we whipped up some easy recipes for a fig simple syrup and a jam that can be incorporated into an array of cocktails and dishes.

Strawberry Figtini

3 Fresh Strawberries

1 oz Fig  Syrup

2 oz Vodka or Gin

squeeze of fresh lemon

In a shaker muddle fresh strawberries, fig syrup and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Add 2 ounces vodka or gin. Fill shaker half full with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon. Enjoy.


Old Whiskey and Fig Cocktail

2 oz bourbon

1 bar spoon Cointreau

1 bar spoon Maraschino liqueur

1 1/2 oz fig syrup

2 dashes aromatic bitters

In a pint glass add all ingredients. Stir with a bar spoon for about fifty turns. Strain into chilled rocks glass over ice. Garnish with fresh fig.


Figue et Cognac

2 oz. Cognac

3/4 oz. Cointreau

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1 oz fig syrup

Add ingredients into shaker. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Garnish by floating sliced fresh fig.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mermaidcamp says:

    These look amazing. I am going to try them. My fig tree will bear next year and then hopefully forever…Black Mission


  2. Oh, these look delightful, love the combinations!


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