My sister in law and I have a bit of a cocktail artistry addiction. I think we like creating and playing with ingredients almost as much as we love consuming the works of art we slave over. A little of this, a little of that, and the next thing you know we have a masterpiece. Here’s our latest creation, the Fassbender Fig.
Michael Fassbender + fig infused bourbon + sprinkles of magic = YUM
We did make a video while we were shooting this, but so far it is only a bloopers reel because heaven forbid we keep it together for 5 minutes. I’ll find a way to make it cohesive when I have about 20 uninterrupted hours to devote to it. In the meantime, maybe you can channel our beverage enthusiasm:
Since you learned absolutely nothing watching that video, here is some actual information :
We used bourbon and fresh figs. Halved the figs and let the jar sit for about 3 days, we are not patient people.
Prepare two simple syrups -
1. Simmer 3/4 cup sugar with 1/2 cup water and the juice of an orange. Let cool.
2. Take a jar and use 1/2 cup warm water and 1/2 cup sugar and many fresh rosemary sprigs and shake and shake and shake let sit for a couple minutes. I learned this technique from Jamie, DJ BBQ, and Simone (so sorry I always mispronounce your name, I need help) on Drinks Tube. It really comes in handy when you want to cocktail on the go. Homemade rosemary bitters coming in the future, so stay tuned.
Grab a shaker and fill halfway with ice
Add 2 parts fig infused bourbon poured through a sieve to filter fig bits
Add 1 part of each simple syrup (less if you don’t like sweet)
Shake it up
Pour into glass and top with sparkling white wine/champagne/prosecco per your preference
Garnish and watch your friends go nuts. Seriously this is amazing.
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