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Fig and Honey Cocktail

March 24, 2021

Ingredients

For the Fig Puree

  • 2cups fresh figs, rinsed and halved
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 2tsp filtered water
  • 1tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the cocktail

  • 1 ½Tbsp fig puree
  • ½tsp honey (or more to taste)
  • 2oz ginger ale
  • 1 ½oz vodka
  • 2tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ice
Yield: about 1 cup (8 oz.) puree, which will make about 10 cocktails
Time: 20 Minutes

Preparation

To make the fig puree

  • Step 1

    Combine ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.

  • Step 2

    Transfer to a container and refrigerate for 2-3 days, or use immediately to make cocktails.

To make the cocktail

  • Step 1

    In a cocktail shaker, combine fig puree and honey.

  • Step 2

    Mix with a spoon until homogenous.

  • Step 3

    Add ginger ale, vodka, lemon juice, and ice and shake well.

  • Step 4

    Start with 1/2 tsp honey to enhance the natural sweetness, and add more to taste if you need it.

  • Step 5

    Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  • Step 6

    Garnish with two fresh fig quarters on a skewer.

  • Reprinted with permission from Tori Avey, the award-winning food writer, recipe developer, and the creator of two cooking websites: The Shiksa in the Kitchen and The History Kitchen. Tori is a regular contributor to PBS Food and Parade.com, and her food writing and photography have appeared on Bon Appetit, Zabar’s, Williams-Sonoma, and The Huffington Post.

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