Gin Fig Martini

by James Stevenson

Let’s face it figs are weird… you either love them or hate them (weird texture, weird taste, and weird shape). Isn’t a fig an inverted flower? I am going to turn the “weird fruit” into a boozy fruit using GIN! Check out this situation:

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Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of gin
  • 2 ounces of fig simple syrup (see recipe below)*
  • 2 pomegranate white tea bags
  • 12 ounces of boiling water
  • ¼ cup of pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup of ice

Garnish: pomegranate seeds and figs.

Instructions:

  1. In a large mug add the tea bags and the 12 ounces of boiling water.
  2. Let the tea bags steep for 5 minutes then discard the tea bags. Let the tea cool.
  3. Fill a shaker with 1 cup of ice and add the tea, gin, and fig simple syrup
  4. Shake mixture until it is mixed and chilled
  5. Divide the mixture between two martini glasses

Yields: 2 servings

*Recipe: Fig Simple Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 figs cut in half

Instructions:

  1. In a sauce pan combine sugar, water, and figs. Let it boil for until sugar dissolves
  2. Strain mixture and let it cool
  3. Extra syrup may be stored in a glass container for up to a week

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