Cocktail of the Week: Flowering Figtini
Black mission figs from my local farmers market inspired this colorful cocktail. Fruit infused liquor can dress up any cocktail party!
2oz Fig Infused Absolut Vanilia*
1/2oz St Germain elderflower liqueur
Fresh Lemon Juice (optional)
Fig slice for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Fig infused Vodka and St Germain and shake very well. Strain as you pour into chilled martini glass. Sip and enjoy. Too sweet? Add a splash of fresh lemon juice to brighten up your drink. Garnish with a slice of Fresh Fig
*Fig Infused Vanilla Vodka – wash a half pint of fresh Figs and cut into quarters. Place Figs into a large glass jar. Muddle the Figs to bruise the fruit and extract some juice but do not mash them completely. Cover the Figs with 2-3 cups of Vanilla Vodka. Cover tightly. Let the fruit infuse the vodka for 3-5 days shaking the jar once or twice a day. After a few days, strain the fruit out of the vodka and store in a clean bottle with a tight cover.
You can also use regular vodka and add a vanilla bean cut lengthwise to the fresh figs to infuse fresh vanilla flavor.
Don’t waste those Vanilla Vodka soaked figs! Serve over ice cream or sorbet – delish!
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