Fresh figs, spicy ginger, warming bourbon make this the perfect early Fall cocktail
It’s fig season! I absolutely love figs. I enjoy them by themselves, honey roasted with goat cheese and arugula, yogurt and pine nuts, Morrocan fig roasted chicken (will need to write this recipe soon).
And now you must try them in a cocktail! I originally posted this on my Instagram stories and got so many requests for the recipe I figured I’d put it on my blog as well to share with you.
What is a Whiskey Ginger Cocktail?
The classic Whiskey Ginger cocktail has just three simple ingredients: whiskey, ginger ale, lime. Whiskey selection varies, but usually you’ll find this drink made with Irish Whiskey like Jameson, but for those who like a flavor profile more of oak, vanilla and carmel, bourbon is your best option.
Now let’s turn that up a notch with an upgraded Whiskey Ginger Cocktail sure to make you have all the Fall drink feels with jammy figs, spicy ginger, warming bourbon and thyme.
Fig Whiskey Ginger
- 3 oz Bourbon
- 2 oz Ginger Liqueur
- 5 oz Ginger Ale
- 1 oz Simple Syrup
- 3 Figs
- 2 sprigs Thyme
- Muddle 2 figs in a cocktail shaker
- Add bourbon, ginger liqueur, simple syrup and ice
- Shake well for 10 seconds
- Strain into cocktail glasses
- Top with Ginger Ale
- Garnish with slices of remaining fig and a sprig of thyme
Ginger Beer: If you like things spicy, swap out Ginger Beer for Ginger Ale.
Fig Jam: Fresh figs are great, but if you’re having trouble finding them try using fig jam instead. If you go this route, eliminate the simple syrup since the jam will have plenty of sugar.
Honey: You can use honey instead of simple syrup if you don’t have it on hand.
Balsamic Vinegar: Want to feel fancy? Add a drizzle of fig balsamic vinegar on top.
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