It looks like the humble fig is definitely having its moment in the spotlight, since there are an abundance of desserts, cocktails, and salad dishes featuring this delicious seasonal fruit.
If you’re prone to a naughty cocktail (or two) by the middle of the week, create these fun and fruity selections which are sure to be a hit.
Fig and Rosemary Cocktail
Ingredients: fig, rosemary, vodka, soda water
First up, a delicious cocktail which features a garnished cocktail, sprigs of rosemary, in a signature vodka soda. Infuse with some of your favourite juice for added flavour.
Apple and Fig Sangria
Ingredients: red wine, apple, fig, soda water, pomegranate, brandy, prosecco
Give your sangria a punch of flavour by adding some pomegranate juice to the prosecco and red wine mixture. Just don’t let it stain your clothes!
Ingredients: fresh figs, prosecco, water, sugar, champagne
Could there be a better match? Infuse your favourite champagne (we’re thinking something rosy and sweet), with a few slices of fresh fig. The taste is unlike anything else you’ve ever tried, and will be a long-time favourite.
Thyme and Fig Cocktail
Ingredients: pisco, Cointreau, thyme syrup, lime juice, fig, sugar
Just like a traditional brasserie cocktail, without the hefty price-tag! This cocktail is perfect for those who love something a little sweet during happy hour. Serve with something salty to balance out the taste.
Fig Bourbon Fizz
Ingredients: fresh figs, bourbon, maple syrup, vanilla coconut bitters, lemon juice, ginger beer
A thick, zingy cocktail which features a generous serving of vanilla maple to complement the fruity taste of the fig. The result? Spectacular, plus it also photographs really well.
Old-Fashioned Fig Cocktail
Ingredients: balsamic vinegar, orange juice, fig, bourbon, maple syrup
Bring some modern life to an old classic by incorporating a few fresh slices of fig. If you want the drink to be extra sweet, add one tablespoon of fig syrup for good measure.
Blackjack Fig and Whiskey Sour
Ingredients: bourbon, lemon, lime, figs, ice cubes
Finally, wrapping up with an interesting recipe featuring a fusion of sweet and sour flavours, accompanied with 3 ounces of bourbon.
Images via Heather Christo, Lindsey Brunk, Valley and Co Lifestyle, Honestly Yum, Cheese and Choco, Salt and Smoke Food
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