Sparkling Fig and Honey Cocktail

Sparkling Fig and Honey Cocktail
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Sparkling Fig and Honey Cocktail
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Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail. This cocktail takes a little more effort, but it is worth every bit!  Now that figs are in season, this is a perfect cocktail for your next get-together.
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Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail

This cocktail takes a little more effort, but it is worth every bit!  Now that figs are in season, this is a perfect cocktail for your next get-together.

Start by making a thyme-infused fig syrup, which is then combined with sparkling wine and apple cider to make this Sparkling Fig & Honey Cocktail. (Recipe by Stephanie Pollard)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 6 figs cut into quarters
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 cup sparkling wine
  • 1/2 cup high quality apple cider
  • 30 ml orange liqueur

Instructions

  1. Combine the honey, water and figs in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat and whisk continuously until the honey is melted and the figs begin to soften. Add the thyme and let simmer for an additional 10 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Remove from heat and let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Remove the thyme sprigs from the honey mixture and use a food processor or immersion blender to blend the honey and figs into a smooth syrup.
  3. In a small pitcher, combine the champagne, apple cider and orange liquor. Add two tablespoons of the fig syrup and stir. Pour into two glasses and garnish with extra thyme and fig slices.

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