Figgy Maple Bourbon Fizz Recipe
The Figgy Maple Bourbon Fizz is a perfect drink for the holiday season. It tastes like Christmas in your mouth! This recipe will teach you how to make this delicious cocktail at home, so you don't have to go out and buy it from your local bar or restaurant.
4 ripe fresh figs, halved
2 cups Bourbon
1 pc. Fresh fig, halved
2 tsp. Pure maple syrup
A squeeze of lemon juice, plus 2 lemon twists, for garnish
Ginger beer, very cold
Dashes of bitters
To infuse the bourbon, take a mason jar and fill it halfway with fresh figs.
Top with bourbon to the rim of the jar, seal and let sit for 5-7 days, gently stirring it once a day. Once infused, strain bourbon through a tea strainer and transfer it to another clean jar for storage (the figs can be used to make a boozy jam or discarded).
In an old-fashioned glass, pour 1 teaspoon of maple syrup, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and 2-3 dashes of bitters.
Muddle the ingredients until thoroughly mixed. Add 1½ ounces of fig-infused bourbon, pour the contents into a cocktail shaker full of ice, and shake vigorously for 15 seconds.
Strain the drink into an old-fashioned glass over ice, top with a float of ginger beer, and stir gently.
Poke a cocktail spear through the halved fig so that it rests on the rim of the glass, and serve.
This recipe is great because it can be made in bulk and stored in the fridge for quite some time!