Fig Daiquiri

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Cocktail History

The Fig Daiquiri is a fall cocktail that was created by author Jassy Davis and was first published in her book Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter. It’s an easy variation of the classic Daiquiri template that uses the original’s white rum base and citrus juice but calls for crème de figue for added earthy flavor. This recipe, however, uses a homemade fig syrup in place of the liqueur.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

White Rum: This is the base spirit. It’s a type of rum made with molasses or sugar cane juice and a neutral spirit that is filtered and bottled right away without the aging process. We used The Real McCoy 3 Year Old White Rum for its smooth texture and flavors of toasted caramel, coconut, and marzipan. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic White Cane Spirit in place of the rum.

Lime Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Fig Syrup: This is a sweetener made with black mission figs, white sugar, gum Arabic powder, and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Fig Slice: This is the garnish. It adds more fresh fig aroma.

Tasting Notes

The Fig Daiquiri features earthy aromas of stone fruit and has the expectedly light and tart taste of a Daiquiri but with an added element of deep autumnal sweetness and a honey-like characteristic, which carried prominently into the aftertaste and stayed on the tongue.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: This isn’t much more your usual Daiquiri with a fancy liqueur or syrup, but that’s probably why we found it to be delectably tasty. The fig was just the right ingredient to invite a bit of warm tropicality into a cool autumn setting.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Despite being just a Daiquiri with a fancy syrup, this is really good. The fig syrup’s earthy notes contrast with the rest of the recipe in a really fascinating way, and while it retains all the characteristics one loves in a Daiquiri, it takes on a slightly darker autumnal aftertaste, giving it a seasonal flair. I’d make this again.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I had never tried fresh figs before we bought some for the syrup used in this recipe. They have such a unique earthy flavor that does a good job of balancing out the citrus in this Daiquiri. In my opinion, this is a damn good drink and a really good seasonal take on what’s usually a tropical cocktail. It does still have a bit of that quality, but it’s more muted and seasonally appropriate in this version.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter by Jassy Davis.

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Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn and Winter
Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn and Winter
Hardcover Book; Davis, Jassy (Author); English (Publication Language); 144 Pages – 09/01/2020 (Publication Date) – HarperCollins (Publisher)
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AuthorWinter WarmersPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 2 oz White Rum
 1 oz Lime Juice
 1 Fig Slice

Method
1

Add rum, lime juice, fig syrup, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with fig slice.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz White Rum
 1 oz Lime Juice
 1 Fig Slice

Directions

Method
1

Add rum, lime juice, fig syrup, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a cocktail glass.

4

Garnish with fig slice.

Fig Daiquiri

Make It a Mocktail: Use Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic White Cane Spirit in place of the rum to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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