Bourbon and Fig Cocktail

Bourbon and Fig Cocktail
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Bourbon and Fig Cocktail

Jane Bruce

Bourbon and Fig Cocktail

Nothing like the sound of crunching leaves and pumpkin-flavored everything to ring in autumn. But, with a new season comes a new drink. Fig and bourbon is the perfect combination, and the perfect color scheme for sipping and admiring fall foliage.

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Ingredients

For the simple syrup

  • 1/2  Cup  brown sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  water
  • figs, diced

For the cocktail

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  brown sugar-fig simple syrup
  • 2  Ounces  bourbon

Directions

For the simple syrup

Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Mash the figs as they soften, and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool before use.

For the cocktail

Combine the ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until cold. Strain over ice in a whiskey glass.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
46g
51%
Carbohydrate, by difference
118g
91%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
133µg
19%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Calcium, Ca
148mg
15%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
82mg
12%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
61mg
4%
Water
119g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Fig Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Fig Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.