Cimeara (cimeara) wrote,

Fig-based Cordial

This has been declared a success.  It's based on a newspaper columnist's bar review and report of a cocktail called a "Figaro" so I'll call it the same.

Figaro Cordial

3 cups whisky (bourbon would also work very well)
16 to 20 small dried Mission figs (= one 9 oz. Sun-Maid packet), quartered
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces

Put all ingredients into a glass jar and let steep for 2 weeks, stirring at least once a day.  Strain out solids through a very fine-mesh strainer or paper coffee filter or cheesecloth.   Sweeten to taste with sugar syrup, with up to 1 cup syrup to every 2 cups of unsweetened liquid.     (To make sugar syrup:  use 1 cup water to 2 cups sugar and heat just to a boil, stirring, till all sugar crystals have dissolved.   I use organic cane sugar or a mix of white and raw sugars for better flavor.)

This turned out very nice, and with nicely unusual flavors, but next time I might try it adding a little orange peel, too.
Tags: drinks, recipe

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