Fig Sidecar

Fig Sidecar
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Fig Sidecar
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Fig Sidecar

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.

Ingredients

1 ounce fig-infused cognac

½ ounce Cointreau

2 ounces fresh lemon juice

Lemon twist for garnish

Directions

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.

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.