Fig + Honey Cocktail

I won't lie, I've been missing tasty cocktails quite a bit during this pregnancy.  Plus, it's super fun to make cocktails, but a bummer if you make them and don't get to actually enjoy them, so playing bartender hasn't been as fun either.  I actually made this delicious libation last summer for a styled shoot and totally forgot to ever post the recipe here on the blog, so here you go!

I love this cocktail so much.  I don't play around much with figs (I think my hatred of fig newtons put me off of figs), but after making this recipe I really want to explore fig recipes more!  I also really want to go do some berry picking up here in Alaska and make some stuff with fresh berries.  We had the most amazing scones that we got from a gas station/restaurant on the AlCan and now all I can think about are scones.  Berry scones need to happen.  Asap.

Fig Puree

  • 1 cup fresh figs, rinsed & halved
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Juice of half lemon

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. You can make this ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  Recipe makes enough puree for about 4 cocktails, but you can multiply for larger quantities.

Cocktail recipe

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fig puree
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 oz ginger ale
  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Add the fig puree and honey to a cocktail shaker. Stir it together with a spoon until it is well combined. Add ginger beer, gin, and lemon juice and fill with ice. Shake until frosty and strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a halved, skewered fig!