Fig-and-Bourbon Fizz

Fig-and-Bourbon Fizz Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick
We liked this recipe using a Black Mission fig or other purple-skinned variety because of the pretty tint it gives the drink.

Yield:

Makes 1 serving
Total time: 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 5 Minutes
Total: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

1 fresh whole, ripe fig
6 fresh mint leaves
2 to 3 brown sugar cubes
1/4 cup bourbon
Ice cubes
1/2 cup ginger ale, chilled
Garnish: mint sprig

Preparation

Muddle fig, mint leaves, and brown sugar cubes against sides of a cocktail shaker. (Fig needs to be fairly broken down.) Add bourbon and enough ice cubes to fill shaker (about 1 cup). Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into a 10-oz. glass filled with ice cubes. Top with chilled ginger ale. Stir gently, and garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

August 2012