A Twist on Traditional Holiday Cocktails…The Fig Manhattan

figmanhattanThere’s still plenty of time to mix up some delicious holiday cocktails in 2015! A Manhattan is not only a classic cocktail for any time of year, its versatility allows a variety of seasonal fruit and spice enhancements. This year, we’ve added the Fig Manhattan to our list of favorite holiday cocktails – a fruity and delicious twist on this old and traditional staple.

 

 

 

 

 

The Fig Manhattan:
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 ounce bourbon whiskey
1/2 ounce simple syrup
One dash of orange bitters
2 fresh figs
Cubed ice
Chilled cocktail glasses

What to do:
In a shaker, muddle quartered fig & simple syrup
Add the ice, vermouth, bourbon & orange bitters
Shake again and strain into chilled glasses
Garnish with remaining fig and a cinnamon stick for extra flavor

Love figs? Pour yourself another Fig Manhattan and have a figgy feast with the best of the best: stuffed figs with bleu cheese and bacon, balsamic braised quail and grilled figs with bourbon and honey for dessert. Yum. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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