Happy First Day of Fall! With the seasons quickly changing, we've been dying to get our hands on some figs to mix into cocktails and to add a little something sweet to fall entertaining cheese boards. Finding them proved to be difficult since figs aren't generally carried at most big-chain grocery stores, but when we finally spotted them at a downtown LA farmer's market, we grabbed all we could and headed straight for the kitchen. After a bit of research on fig cocktails, we stumbled across this one that sounded too good to pass up. We made a few adjustments as we went along to make it our own. Check it out below!
Timing: 1 hour total
Yield: 4 cocktails
Rosemary Simple Syrup
1 cup honey
1 cup water
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1/2 cup fig puree (2 cups fresh figs, 4 tbs. water blended in a food processor)
4 oz. chilled vodka
Juice from 2 lemons (peel for garnish)
4 oz. Rosemary Simple Syrup
ONEHOPE Sparkling Wine
- Combine honey, water, and fresh rosemary into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally until the mixture has reduced by half. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. We transferred to a jar and placed it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- While simple syrup is chilling, remove stems from figs and place all but two figs in a food processor. Pulse to puree until consistency resembles that of apple sauce. Set aside.
- Using a citrus peeler, peel your lemons (4 ribbons - one for each cocktail). Juice both lemons and set juice aside.
- Once your simple syrup has chilled completely, combine syrup, fig puree, chilled vodka, lemon juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
- Fill two glasses with ice and pour cocktail mixture into each glass. Top with ONEHOPE Sparkling Brut and garnish with lemon peel, fresh rosemary, and one half fig each. Cheers!