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recipe: VANILLA BEAN & FIG COCKTAIL

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WITH FIGS IN SEASON AND NEW YEARS EVE ONLY DAYS AWAY,
we wanted to share this deliciously pretty cocktail recipe…


VANILLA BEAN & FIG COCKTAIL

This seriously pretty cocktail is made with vodka, a vanilla bean and fig simple syrup. Combine it with soda water to give it a nice fizz.

FIG & VANILLA BEAN SIMPLE SYRUP:
what-you-need:
1 cup chopped figs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 vanilla bean cut in half lengthwise and seeds scraped

what-you-do:
Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5-7 minutes or until figs break down. Let the mixture sit while it cools (about 30 minutes), then strain using a fine mesh strainer.

COCKTAIL:
what-you-need:
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Fig + Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup {recipe above}
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2-4 ounces soda water
Ice
Fresh figs for garnish
Thyme sprigs for garnish

what-you-do:
Add fig vodka, simple syrup and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and then pour into ice filled cocktail glasses. Top with soda water. Garnish with sliced figs and thyme sprigs and serve immediately.

{Source: Platings and Pairings}

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