20 Fresh Fig Cocktails To Try This Fall Season
If you're planning a fall party or want to spice up your cocktail hour with something fresh, try a drink with fig infusions.
In many parts of the country, fig trees enter their second season in the fall, yielding smaller, sweeter fruit with more concentrated flavors. Use the season's bounty by adding figs to your favorite fall drinks. Here are the best fig cocktail recipes that will make your mouth water.
This recipe for Fig Margarita calls for a simple syrup made from fresh figs, to which honey and a splash of lime juice are added. The final product has the perfect balance of sweetness and is genuinely delicious.
A Fig Daiquiri is made with Nankai Shochu or Nankai Gold, muddled figs, honey syrup, and lemon juice. The gorgeous pink color of this fig drink and its ability to capture the fruit's delicate honeyed scents within a classic cocktail is guaranteed to wow.
You can only buy figs during their limited harvest season, which runs from August through October. Because of their poor storage and transportability, they must be dried, which increases their nutritional content. However, fresh figs, preferably Black Mission figs, are required for this refreshing beverage.
Glasses of Fig Vodka Gimlet - Image by Barcats
An easy way to infuse a cocktail with the distinctive flavor of fig is to use a simple syrup made from sugar, water, and fresh fig leaves.
In this gimlet recipe, we used Tito's Vodka, but feel free to use whichever vodka you want. A cocktail shaker with a strainer, a jigger, and a coupe glass is all you need to make this expertly crafted drink.
Glasses of Fig Manhattan - Image by Liber & Co.
Adding fig to rye whiskey and sweet vermouth's botanical mix makes for an excellent Fig Manhattan cocktail. Sweet vermouths have deeper flavors than regular dry vermouth, such as vanilla, caramel, and darker fruits.
Caramelized fig syrup by Liber & Co. is another essential ingredient in this recipe. It has the flavor of sugared black fruit with a touch of spice, and it's crafted from a proprietary combination of California Black Mission and Calimyrna grapes.
Even though it's so easy to create, this Fig Bourbon Negroni has a ton of flavor. Bourbon is excellent on its own, but it also complements many winter drinks and goes wonderfully with vanilla.
The Bruto Americano's dry sharpness and the whiskey’s natural sweetness from the fig infusion make for a delicious classic cocktail variation.
Making a Fig Espresso Martini requires minimal effort. One of the cocktail recipe's main draws is Coffig, nearly identical to sipping coffee but minus the caffeine.
Compared to the majority of coffee substitutes on the market, which are often chicory-based, taste somewhat grainy, and often have an off-putting mouth feel and scent, Coffig stands out for its exquisite flavor and sweet taste aroma.
The White Fig-Infused Cosmopolitan is visually gorgeous and has a delicately sweet fruit flavor. It tastes the same as the classic cocktail but uses white figs-infused vodka and white cranberry juice, eliminating the pink hue and brightening the fruity flavor.
Since figs are naturally sweet, adding sugar is unnecessary to make this vodka even more appealing. This version of white cosmo is ideal for any occasion, including spring and summer festivities and romantic dinners.
The Fig And Honey cocktail is a refreshing drink that will have you giggling with delight. The combination of fig purée, honey, and vodka makes for sweetness and strength in a glass!
Making cocktails with fig purée also dates back to better drinking practices. This means you are incorporating fiber (both soluble and insoluble), potassium, calcium, and other micronutrients.
Fresh figs, spiced rum, whiskey, and citrus come together in the Two-Hit Fig Punch for a celebratory and delicious drink. The fresh figs' flavor is released by muddling them with simple syrup, while the spiced rum and whiskey provide depth and keep the party going!
The cocktail gets its tang from a mixture of lemon and orange juice, and the nutmeg on top makes it smell like the holidays. If you have a special punch bowl, now is the time to use it, but any large pitcher or carafe will do.
The fig-raspberry syrup is complex, with tart overtones and earthy rich sweetness from the figs. They make an exceptional spritz mixer that won't overpower the wine's vivid flavors while bringing out unique tastes that will make your cocktail feel extra special.
A good drink deserves a fitting crown, so dress up this cocktail with halved figs and golden raspberries for a color-matched pop that will offer additional aromatics with each sip.
This Sparkling Holiday Punch recipe incorporates a fig-infused tea syrup created by blending English breakfast tea and fresh figs.
It also contains a mixture of Stoli White Pomegranik vodka and Stoli Blueberi vodka, creating a smooth mouthfeel with a buttery grain character enhanced by currant and aromatic notes of eucalyptus. And then there's the sparkling wine to top it all off.
A glass of Fig Vanilla Bean Mojito - Image by Barley and Sage
A mojito is a classic Cuban beverage with white rum, sugar, lime juice, mint, and soda water. Therefore, this Fig Mojito is a fun take on the traditional drink!
We muddled some mint and fresh figs, and instead of sugar, we used simple syrup made from vanilla beans to create this mouthwatering cocktail.
This cocktail recipe is satisfying and can be made as fancy or casual as you like. As figs are seasonal fruits, they are best enjoyed with light, dry champagne and a touch of raw honey to balance the fruit's natural sweetness.
Figs have a woodsy flavor that goes well with robust herbs like rosemary and sage, so feel free to use those instead of the thyme if you like. Then, top it with champagne, orange liqueur, or regular soda water for a non-alcoholic alternative.
The Fig Bourbon Cider Smash is the perfect drink to toast at the end of summer and the start of fall. It features the season's most delectable fruit—figs—and uses their comforting heat.
Mix fresh apple cider, orange juice, fig preserves, a healthy measure of whiskey, and sparkling water for a delicious beverage. It's a sweet and toasty cider smash with a nice zesty kick!
Alt-text: Figgy Maple Bourbon Fizz cocktail drink - Image by onegirlonekitchen.com
Another variation on the classic bourbon and fig cocktail, this time using ginger beer and maple syrup. Maple's natural sweetness complements the spiciness of ginger beer and bourbon to create a delightful drink that will have you wanting more.
What do you get when mixing vodka, honey, lemon juice, and fresh rosemary with club soda? Beautiful and delicious, Sexy Fig and Lemon Fizz is a seductively refreshing cocktail concept!
We are not exaggerating when we call this an alluring drink. We can't get enough of the brilliant pink hue you get from the figs’ flesh and their refreshing, not-too-sweet flavor.
Enjoy the changing seasons with this effervescent apple cider cocktail infused with cozy autumn aromas. The dryness added by the champagne balances the sweetness of the cider.
In addition, the sweet fig flavor elevates each sip. It's our go-to holiday cocktail because it's delectable and easy to whip up!
A glass of Brown Sugar Fig Bubbly cocktail - Image by How Sweet Eats
This cocktail is wonderful when made with fresh figs, brown sugar, and a splash of lemon juice in a muddler. When you have a compote resembling syrup, just add it to crushed ice and top it with prosecco.
Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine produced from the Glera grape. It has a thicker consistency than champagne, as no carbon dioxide is added to its production.
The Notorious Fig is a Manhattan-style cocktail with a bitter aftertaste. Montenegro is a good medium-bitter, all-occasion Amaro with a secret blend of six taste notes.
Irish whiskey has a light, fruity taste with vanilla overtones and a gentle floral scent. This cocktail drink also features caramelized fig syrup, reminiscent of sugared dark fruit and delicate spice. The recipe includes aromatic bitters with an acidic and fruity flavor.
A glass of Sage-fig cocktail - Image by Burrata and Bubbles
This delightful and oh-so-pretty drink, made with homemade sage simple syrup, fresh figs, orange liqueur, lemon juice, and rum, is the perfect way to welcome the fall months!
The Sage Fig has a rich, toasty taste that you'll want to drink this fall cocktail by the fire all season. The drink is then finished with a splash of club soda for an effervescent touch.
Goat cheese, blue cheese, bacon, prosciutto, pears, oranges, peaches, raspberries, red wine, balsamic vinegar or sherry vinegar, honey, phyllo dough, caramel, vanilla, black pepper, olive oil, rosemary, cinnamon, cardamom, almonds, hazelnuts, and walnuts are all good complements to figs.
Kleiner Feigling’s manufacture began in 1992 in Eckernforde, Germany. It has become the market leader in fruit-flavored spirits and the world's largest fig-flavored liquor, with over 1,000,000 cases sold globally.
Figenza makes one of the top fig-flavored vodka brands. Whether hand-picked in Italy or tenderly nurtured in Greece, the fig has a sweet, aromatic quality with a distinct flavor that distinguishes it.
Figenza does an outstanding job of mixing this distinct, aromatic fruit with an expertly six-times-distilled neutral spirit to produce an assertive but smooth vodka with a liqueur-like feel.
To prolong the life of figs, wrap them in plastic or place them in a plastic bag before refrigerating them. If you have one, you can also place the wrapped figs in a fruit crisper drawer. They can be stored in this state for up to a week.
Due to the high-calorie content of dried figs, you should eat them in moderation by limiting your daily intake to roughly 2-3 figs. Dried figs are a good source of nutrients for those wishing to gain weight.
Whether you're a novice bartender or a seasoned mixologist, there's nothing quite like experimenting with new drinks and infusions. As the leaves start to turn and the evenings grow colder, you can try your hand at fig-infused drinks for a small twist on fall favorites. Enjoy!