Figs and whiskey make a delicious combination and this Whiskey Fig Martini is sure to please all the whiskey and fig lovers out there.
I saw a recipe recently for maple roasted figs and the first thought that came to mind was to make them into a martini! I roasted the figs with maple syrup and added some thyme. I thought about muddling the figs for the cocktail but I really don’t like a lot of pulp in my drinks so I pureed them instead. Whiskey (or bourbon) seemed to be the perfect spirit to use with figs so I went with that.
To finish the Whiskey Fig Martini, I double strained it, just to make sure I wasn’t getting little fig seeds stuck in my teeth! The maple roasted figs were lovely in this cocktail and, unless you’re making a lot of cocktails, there’s enough leftover fig puree to spread on some bread with goat cheese for a delightful appetizer to accompany your cocktail!Print
Whiskey Fig Cocktail
- 3 shots of your favorite whiskey (or bourbon)
- 2 Tbls. fig preserves*
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1 sprig of thyme
- pinch of cinnamon
- Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into one large or two small martini glasses, or if you prefer, a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with additional sprig of thyme and/or lemon peel.
*To make roasted fig preserves, slice several figs in half, drizzle with some maple syrup, honey or brown sugar, a sprinkle of salt and fresh thyme. Broil in oven about 5-8 minutes, until they they get soft and golden. Let cool and remove pulp.
If you don’t want to go to the trouble to make roasted figs, use fig preserves from the store.