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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
How stunning is this?? It was pretty damn delicious too.
Make this one and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Until next week....