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The Best Damn Fig Cake You’ll Ever Eat

Abandon your cookbooks, this is the only cake you’ll ever want to eat.

October 31, 2015

7 Delicious Fig Cocktail Recipes 

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.

RELATED: Prosciutto, Fig and Goats Cheese Salad

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.

7 Delicious Fig Cocktail Recipes 

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!

7 Delicious Fig Cocktail Recipes 

Fig Champagne

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 6, 2015

Prosciutto, Fig and Goats Cheese Salad

A colourful, delicious salad is hard to come by, but this one featuring prosciutto, fig and cheese is definitely a stand-out.

Made from fresh, quality ingredients, it can be enjoyed as a lunch snack, dinner, or even as an appetiser with a chilled glass of rosé wine, or are we just getting ahead of ourselves?

RELATED: Poached Figs in Rosewater and Honey

Ingredients

3 slices fresh prosciutto

3 fresh figs (sliced in half)

2 cups rocket and baby spinach

20g goats cheese (crumbled)

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Fresh black pepper

Method

  1. Heat the slices of prosciutto in a pan (or similarly in the grill) for a few minutes until golden brown. Make sure to cook on both sides.
  2. Wash the rocket and baby spinach, then combine on a plate with the prosciutto. Slice the figs in half and place them throughout the salad.
  3. Crumble the goats cheese over the top, then season with balsamic vinegar and cracked black pepper.

Image via Canuck Cuisine

March 23, 2015

Zucchini Fig Smoothie

Don’t let your next smoothie taste flat and lifeless, especially if you’re looking to stay on the healthier side for breakfast. Add some chopped zucchini which is not only budget-friendly, but is packed with folate, potassium, and Vitamin A. Combine with tasty fig for a sweet and savoury smoothie which is best served ice-cold!

RELATED: Zucchini Potato Fritters

Ingredients

2 fresh figs, stems removed and halved

1 frozen organic banana

1 cup zucchini, chopped

1/2 cup organic raw unsalted cashews, soaked

1/2 cup filtered water

1 tsp fresh ginger, minced

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

Honey or other sweetener, as needed

Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt

Handful of ice

Instructions

1. Simply add the ingredients into a high-speed blender until you’ve reached a smooth and creamy consistency.

Image and Recipe via Tasty Yummies

November 11, 2014

Fig and Lemon Fizz Cocktail

A delicious cocktail which combines the beautiful flavours of both fig and lemon into one summer-inspired drink. Personalise this fruity recipe by adding just some of your favourite fruits and garnishes, which could also include strawberries, blueberries and mint leaves.

Enjoy with a light dinner-meal, or even serve with cheese and crackers if you’re expecting friends over for drinks. 

RELATED: Check out the 7 Girly Cocktails To Make At Home here

Ingredients

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup water

1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary

4 tbsp of fresh fig puree

2 ounces vodka

Juice from 1 lemon

2 ounces rosemary honey syrup (for a sweeter drink)

Club soda

Instructions

1. To create the syrup, bring the water, honey and rosemary to a boil then remove and store in the fridge to chill.

2. For the rest of the cocktail, combine fig puree, lemon juice, vodka, and syrup into a cocktail shaker.

3. Fill 2 glasses with ice, and strain the mixture carefully over the ice cubes.

4. Top off the rest of the glass with soda water, and garnish with thyme, lemon peel, rosemary springs and fresh figs cut in half.

Image via My Diary of Us

September 24, 2014