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We’re celebrating the start of  Autumn with a batch of delicious fresh fig recipes!  My Caramelized Balsamic Fresh Fig Topping and this Fresh Figgy Sour Cocktail are not to be missed!  You’ll find all this season’s new fresh fig recipes at the bottom of this post.

fresh figgy sour cocktail

FRESH FIGGY SOUR COCKTAIL

Sweet, sassy and totally fabulous, this Fresh Figgy Sour Cocktail is a perfect drink for dreamy Spring days or crisp Fall evenings.

Starting with a rosemary and vanilla-infused fig puree as the base and a splash of sour mix, this cocktail is finished with a shot of cognac for a perfect combo of flavors.

 

FRESH FIG RECIPES + How to Store Fresh Figs

If you’d like to learn a little more about fresh figs and how to store them properly, then make sure to click on the image below. 

I’ve even included a video from a Fig farm in California to show you how fresh figs are harvested by hand.

fresh fig recipes

 

LET’S GET STARTED WITH A FRESH FIGGY SOUR COCKTAIL!

The first ingredient we’ll need is the fig puree base that’s infused with sprigs of fresh rosemary and half a vanilla bean.

It’s a super easy recipe that comes together in a matter of minutes. Cooking down fresh figs in a simple syrup begins to break them down into a saucy consistency.

About half-way through the cooking time, I like to use my grandmother’s potato masher to help the figs break down much quicker.

fresh figgy sour cocktail

Don’t worry about any leftover lumps, as after a brief cooling, the mixture gets pulsed in a food-processor until it’s smooth.

This fresh fig puree can be made when you snag some fresh figs in the store, but it will last about a week in the refrigerator. That means if you find them on Tuesday, you’ll be all set for cocktails at your place that weekend!

 

INFUSING THE FRESH FIG PUREE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Adding an herbal element to a cocktail’s base is an old mixologist’s trick I learned when taking a class on a cruise years ago. 

Fresh rosemary lends an earthiness to the fig mixture that offsets the sweetness and naturally enhances the undertones of the vanilla bean.

The resulting Fresh Figgy Sour Cocktail has a complexity and depth of flavor that makes it a perfect seasonal libation. 

 

IT’S TIME TO MAKE A FRESH FIGGY SOUR COCKTAIL

fresh figgy sour cocktail

I’ve included a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here’s the proportions for a single cocktail.  

Personally, I generally will throw the ingredients for two into a cocktail shaker with some ice and strain it into glasses filled with fresh ice.

FRESH FIGGY SOUR COCKTAIL:

  • 1 oz. cognac or brandy
  • 3 oz. sour cocktail mix
  • 2 oz. fresh fig puree
  • Fresh Fig halves and rosemary sprigs for garnishing glasses

 

If you’re serving a crowd, you can easily make up a pitcher of Fresh Figgy Sour Cocktails for up to six people without changing the proportions.  I will however add one additional shot of the brandy to the pitcher to make sure they have a nice kick. Now you can see why this is one of our newest fave fresh fig recipes.

You’ll find the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

 

ARE YOU STARTING TO CRAVE FRESH FIGS?

I’VE GOT 3 MORE RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY!

sweet ricotta and fresh fig appetizer

If you’re now “jonesing” for the taste of plump, sweet fresh figs, I’ve got 3 more delicious recipes for you to try.

Fresh figs aren’t just for desserts my friends, as you can see, their versatilty is endless!

Don’t forget to read the Master Post for fresh figs also.  That way you’ll learn how to pick out and store your fresh figs too.

FRESH FIG RECIPES AND HOW TO STORE FRESH FIGS

FRESH FIG AND ARUGULA SALAD

SWEET RICOTTA AND FRESH FIG APPETIZER

CARAMELIZED BALSAMIC FRESH FIG TOPPING

 

VISIT THE LIFESTYLE DIVA SHOPPE AT ETSY FOR PRINTABLES TO MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE FABULOUS!

Fresh Figgy Sour Cocktail

Fresh Figgy Sour Cocktail

Yield: 8 Cocktails
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Sweet, sassy and totally fabulous, this Fresh Figgy Sour is a perfect cocktail for dreamy Spring days or crisp Fall evenings. Starting with a rosemary and vanilla-infused fig puree as the base and a splash of sour mix, this cocktail is finished with a shot of cognac for a perfect combination.

Ingredients

  • FRESH FIG PUREE
  • 8 oz. fresh figs, washed and halved
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 8 oz. cognac or brandy
  • 24 oz. sour cocktail mix
  • Fresh rosemary for garnishing glasses
  • Fresh Fig halves for garnishing glasses

Instructions

    1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add figs, sugar, water, vanilla bean and rosemary, stirring well to combine.
    2. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often. Mash figs with back of fork or vegetable masher to help break down the figs.
    3. Continue cooking for 5-10 more minutes, or until mixture has thickened.
    4. Let cool for 5 minutes. Remove rosemary and vanilla bean.
    5. Place mixture in food processor and pulse until completely smooth. Let cool. Keep in refrigerator in a tightly-covered container until ready to use.
    COCKTAIL ASSEMBLY
    For Each Cocktail:
    2 ounces of fig puree
    3 ounces sour mix
    1 ounce cognac or brandy
    Add all ingredients to glass and stir well. Throw in a few ice cubes, garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and serve!

Notes

Fig puree will last up to 7 days in the refrigerator, so you can make it ahead of time or keep the leftovers for another batch of cocktails.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 298Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 2gSugar 38gProtein 1g

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