Fig Vodka Gimlet
The fresh fig leaf flavor was introduced into this cocktail using a simple syrup of sugar, water, and fresh fig leaves. Tito's Vodka was the spirit of choice for this gimlet and is a favorite of ours since it's reasonably priced and has a refined flavor that compliments artisanal cocktails. However, feel free to use any vodka you want.
To Make the Fig Leaf Syrup:
Over medium-high heat, mix the water, sugar, and fig leaves in a medium saucepan. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes while stirring to dissolve the sugar.
- Take it off the heat and let it sit to cool and steep for about an hour.
- Take out the leaves, and put the syrup in a jar you can close. The shelf life of the syrup in the fridge is around two weeks.