Old-school cocktails like the sidecar have risen in popularity lately. The Fig Sidecar at the Beverly Hills Hotel is one of the place’s most popular drinks. Made with fig-infused Remy Martin 1738 cognac and spiced brown sugar, it’s a warm and toasty cocktail that is fitting for the flavors of Thanksgiving. This version cuts the cognac by half and adds more flavor-enhancing fresh lemon juice. Infuse your cognac by de-stemming and halving black mission figs and letting them steep in cognac with brown sugar syrup for up to a week.
1 ounce fig-infused cognac
½ ounce Cointreau
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
Lemon twist for garnish
Add ice to a mixing glass and add all ingredients.
Shake and pour into a chilled martini glass with a sugared rim.
Garnish with a spiral lemon twist.