As a bartender, I'm always on the lookout for new and exciting cocktails to add to my repertoire. Recently, I stumbled upon a unique ingredient that has taken my cocktails to the next level: fig vodka.
This spirit has a distinct sweetness and depth of flavor that pairs perfectly with a variety of mixers and garnishes.
What I love most about fig vodka is its versatility. It can be used in a variety of cocktails, from light and refreshing to rich and decadent.
And because it's not as commonly used as other spirits, it adds an element of surprise and intrigue to any drink menu.
In this blog post, I'll be sharing my favorite fig vodka cocktail recipes that are sure to impress your guests.
Whether you're looking for a signature drink to serve at your next party or simply want to try something new, these cocktails will not disappoint. So, let's raise a glass to the underrated hero of the cocktail world: fig vodka.
1. Fig Vodka Martini
The Fig Vodka Martini is a unique and delightful cocktail that combines the flavors of vodka, triple sec, apple and lime juices, and Navarino Icons Fig Marmalade. This cocktail is perfect for those who love figs and want to try a new twist on a classic martini.
The recipe recommends using high-quality fig jam or marmalade, with a high fig fruit content and minimal sugar and other ingredients. The cocktail is easy to make and can be garnished with a slice of fig salami or a fresh fig. If you're looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try, the Fig Vodka Martini is definitely worth a taste.
2. Fig Moscow Mule
The Fig Moscow Mule is a perfect fall cocktail that combines the classic Moscow Mule with the warm and spicy flavors of figs, cinnamon, and star anise. The homemade fig-infused vodka gives the cocktail a subtle sweetness and a beautiful red/pink hue.
For those who don't have the time to infuse the vodka, there is a shortcut using fig simple syrup. The combination of vodka, ginger beer, and lime is always a winner, and the addition of figs and spices takes it to a whole new level. This cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves Moscow Mules or is looking for a unique and flavorful fall cocktail.
3. "No Fig Deal"
If you're looking for a unique and delicious way to celebrate National Vodka Day, then the "No Fig Deal" cocktail is the perfect choice. This cocktail is made with PAU Maui Vodka, which is made from pineapple and has a clean and slightly fruity flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of figs.
The cocktail is garnished with a vanilla bean, which adds a subtle and aromatic touch to the drink. The "No Fig Deal" is a refreshing and sophisticated cocktail that's perfect for any occasion, and it's sure to impress your guests. If you're a fan of figs and vodka, then you won't want to miss out on this delicious cocktail.
4. Sweet Fig Cocktail
The Sweet Fig Cocktail is a perfect blend of fresh figs, vodka, lemon, and honey. It is a sweet and fruity drink that is perfect for any time of the year when figs are in season. The cocktail has a full fig flavor, and the lemon and honey add a citrusy sweet touch that nicely complements the fig. The seeds in the figs add a fun seasonal touch to the drink.
The Sweet Fig Cocktail is easy to make and is one of those cocktails that is difficult to dislike and easy to become obsessed with. If you are a fig lover, this cocktail is a must-try.
5. Honey Fig Martinis
The Honey Fig Martini is a perfect cocktail for those who love the sweet and fruity taste of figs. This cocktail is made with fresh figs, fig jam, lemon juice, honey, and vodka. It is easy to make and requires no simple syrup.
The cocktail is garnished with a fresh fig, which adds to its dramatic presentation. This cocktail is perfect for happy hour and can be enjoyed any time of the year. If you are a fan of figs, you will love this cocktail.
6. Fig Spritzer
The Fig Spritzer is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for warm days. Made with fresh figs, vodka, honey, and sparkling wine, this cocktail has a beautiful ombre effect that is sure to impress your guests.
The fig syrup is strained into the glass and then topped with sparkling wine, creating a stunning color variation. This cocktail is a great way to enjoy the natural deliciousness of figs in a fun and creative way. If you love figs, this cocktail is a must-try!
7. Basil Fig Vodka Smash With Honey
The Basil Fig Vodka Smash with Honey is a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. The combination of fresh basil, sweet figs, and smooth vodka creates a unique and unexpected flavor profile that is both sweet and earthy.
The addition of honey adds a touch of sweetness that balances out the tartness of the figs. This cocktail is perfect for those who want to try something new and exciting. Whether you are hosting a summer party or just want to enjoy a refreshing drink on a hot day, the Basil Fig Vodka Smash with Honey is a must-try.
8. Vanilla Fig Vodka Fizz
The Vanilla Fig Vodka Fizz is a seasonal cocktail that is perfect for fall. This cocktail is made with fresh figs and thyme, and is shaken with aquafaba to achieve a light and airy texture. Aquafaba is a vegan alternative to egg whites that can be whipped up into a meringue just like egg whites.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy a classic gin fizz or vodka fizz cocktail without using egg whites. The use of aquafaba creates a foamy layer at the top of the drink that mimics the traditional texture achieved through egg whites. The Vanilla Fig Vodka Fizz is a unique and delicious cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
9. Mediterranean Mule
The Mediterranean Mule is a refreshing and unique cocktail that combines fig vodka, limoncello, and ginger beer. This drink is perfect for warm weather and is sure to impress your guests with its sweet and spicy flavor profile.
The Black Fig vodka used in this cocktail is a local Boston brand that adds a delicious and distinct taste to the drink. The limoncello and ginger beer complement the fig vodka perfectly, creating a well-balanced and flavorful cocktail. If you're looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try, the Mediterranean Mule is definitely worth a shot!
10. Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail
The Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail is a unique and refreshing drink that perfectly balances tangy and sweet flavors. Made with a mixture of sugar, vinegar, and figs, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves vinegary and tangy flavors. The addition of fresh thyme adds a delicious herbal note to the drink, making it even more interesting.
This vodka-based cocktail is perfect for late summer and early fall, and it's incredibly easy to make. The shrub mixture can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, making it a convenient option for impromptu gatherings or relaxing evenings at home. If you're looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try, the Fig Thyme Shrub Cocktail is definitely worth a shot.
11. Apple Cider and Vodka Cocktail
The Apple Cider and Vodka Cocktail is a perfect addition to any fall gathering or celebration. It's a delightful blend of seasonal flavors like apples, figs, and cinnamon, making it a perfect cocktail for cool nights by the fire or special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas. The combination of fresh figs and apples gives the cocktail a unique and delicious taste that is sure to be a hit with your guests.
The addition of fig jam adds a touch of sweetness that perfectly complements the tartness of the apple cider. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a spicy, warm, and flavorful drink. So, whether you're sipping it alone or sharing it with friends, the Apple Cider and Vodka Cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
12. Black Fig Vodka Martini
The Black Fig Vodka Martini is a perfect cocktail to serve at Halloween parties or any spooky-themed event. The deep black color of the cocktail is sure to catch the eye of your guests, and the rich fig flavor combined with black currant makes for a deliciously fruity drink.
While the recipe calls for fig-infused vodka, you can use any black fig vodka of your choice. This cocktail is a must-have for any home bartender looking to impress their guests with a unique and flavorful drink.