Welcome in the holidays with this most delicious fig cocktail!
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I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving, filled with family, friends and food! Now it’s officially on to Christmas! Our house has been a mix of the holidays for about a week now: autumn and Thanksgiving decor on the outside and Christmas decor on the inside, because I just couldn’t help myself! Yesterday, however, my husband started putting up the Christmas lights outside and it’s definitely beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around here!
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Christmas is a time for delicious cocktails that warm you up from the inside, obviously. Today I’m sharing a favorite flavor of mine: figs! So yes, they are crazy expensive most of the time. Like I cringe whenever I have to buy them even though I love them so much. But I’ve discovered a great way to get that lovely fruity fig flavor without the cost: fig jam!
Today I’ve paired fig jam with rosemary, lemon, simple syrup, and one of my favs: pisco! Pisco is a South American brandy that is made from the distillation of fermented grapes. It was originally created as a method for using up the leftover grapes that were not suitable for winemaking. The liquor was made famous as of late on an international level by the pisco sour cocktail. It has a surprisingly smooth note to it for a brandy, and is the perfect liquor to use in cocktails like this fig cocktail!
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Now it’s your turn: what is your favorite holiday cocktail? Share with me by commenting below!
- 1 sprig rosemary, plus extra for garnish
- ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- 2 oz. pisco
- 1 heaping tsp. fig jam, at room temperature
- ½ oz. simple syrup
- Fill a champagne coupe with ice water and set aside to chill.
- In the bottom of a shaker, muddle rosemary sprig and lemon juice to help release the flavors from the rosemary sprig. Add egg white and cover, shaking for about 25-30 seconds until egg white is frothy. add pisco, fig jam, and simple syrup and fill shaker with ice. Shake until well combined, about 25-30 seconds. Strain into the chilled champagne coupe and serve with a garnish of rosemary sprig. Enjoy!