Fig & Bourbon Summer Smash


Fun fact about me: I LOVE figs! It's kind of a weird thing to love to eat, but any chance I get to have them I do.  Fresh, dried, you name it! I also think that they are beautiful, so I've been looking for the right way to use them in a cocktail.

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I perused Pinterest and found a recipe for a Fig & Bourbon Summer Smash, which uses figs, honey, bourbon and limes.  Sounds like a winning combo to me!

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Here's what you need:

-your favorite Bourbon (I used Blanton's based on Adams recommendation) -honey -water -lime juice -fresh limes -fresh figs -fresh mint -ice

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Here's what to do: 1) Place 4 of your figs in a mason jar or other vessel. Use overripe figs if possible! Add 1 cup of bourbon to the mason jar over the figs, and muddle the figs.

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2) Add 1/4 cup of honey to fig & bourbon mixture and use a cocktail stirrer to stir mixture. Cover vessel with plastic wrap and let sit for at least 2 hours. 3) After the 2 hours have passed, uncover your mixture and pour 1/4 cup of mixture into each of your cocktail glasses.

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4) Add 1/4 cup of water and 1 tbsp. of lime juice to each glass. 5) Add ice and a few mint leaves and fresh figs to garnish each glass.

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How stunning is this?? It was pretty damn delicious too.

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Make this one and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Until next week....