3 un-fig-ettable cocktail recipes | The Gourmand & Gourmet

3 un-fig-ettable cocktail recipes

We’ve all heard of (and potentially become rather ill on) vanilla vodka, honey whisky and peppermint schnapps, but have you ever heard of a fig liqueur? Esprit de Figues is as luxurious as it sounds, made from Violette de Bordeaux Figs and distilled in Burgundy France – the world’s very first fresh fig liqueur. Whether or not you can pronounce Esprit de Figues (I think a French person would be personally affronted by our attempts), this sweet stuff is as delicious as it is versatile. So put your fancy pants on, and trick your friends into thinking you’re the world’s best bartender with these fig-tastic cocktails.
  • 40ml Esprit de Figues
  • 20ml vanilla vodka
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 10ml fresh lemon juice
Shake with cubed ice and fine strain into a coupette glass. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and a slice of fresh fig.
Fig Honey Sour
  • 40ml Esprit de Figues
  • 20ml vodka
  • 20ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of bitters
Shake and strain over cubed ice in a tumbler glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh fig, drizzled with honey.
  • 30ml Esprit de Figues
  • 50ml soda
  • 50ml sparkling wine/prosecco/champagne
Pour soda and sparkling of choice into a large wine glass. Top with Esprit de Figues. Garnish with a slice of fresh fig and an orange zest. Trust us, these figgen rock!