We are here in Southern Oregon to have a variety of fig trees fruiting during the heat of summer. Full of healthy things like potassium, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin C, figs are a delicious summer treat I always try to incorporate into meals. From fig and goat cheese salad to the cocktail to go with it, there are plenty of ways to get figgy.
Naturally sweet figs combined with spices and a little honey make this fig liqueur truly luscious and will give you the perfect drink to toast in late summer evenings. Mix it with some soda water and lemon or check out the recipes below. Cheers!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 16oz Mason jar
- Approx. 12 Medium Sized Fresh Figs (or 2 cups) Washed and Halved
- 12oz Organic Alcohol, enough to cover figs (I used Organic Grape)
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1/4 tsp Cloves
- 2oz Honey
- 4 oz Orange Juice (pulp free)
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Place halved figs and spices in a Mason jar
- Pour in Organic Spirits to cover
- Place in refrigerator for 1-2 weeks
- Strain out figs and spices with cheesecloth (don’t toss the figs quite yet!)
- Blend figs with honey in a blender
- Add figs back into a saucepan and bring to boil with 1/4 cup orange juice, let cool
- Add mixture back to fig-infused alcohol
- Let meld for 24 hours, and strain one last time
- Shake well and enjoy!
Keep this mixture refrigerated, lasts for a good 1-2 months! It’s a VERY strong liqueur so best when mixed with things.
Now you have a new addition…looking for some cocktail recipes?
Luscious Fig Liqueur and Soda: As simple as it sounds!
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Pour 1 1/2 oz Fig Liqueur
- Top with Soda
- Garnish with a lemon wedge
Harvest: Sweet and a little nutty, it’s the perfect after-dinner cocktail for those cooler autumn nights.
- In shaker, Pour 1/2 oz Amaretto, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1 oz Fig Liqueur, and a Dash of Walnut Bitters
- Shake Well
- Pour in a rocks glass
- Top with a dash of soda
- Garnish with Orange Wheel and Cinnamon Stick