So I have promised and I am delivering. Remember a few weeks back, when I told you that we were infusing our own fig vodka? Yeah. Well it happened. Just call me Tickles (for all of you fans of the show Moonshiners). Infusing vodka is definitely not for the impatient. Fact. This thing took about 2 weeks give or take to master perfectly for the perfect fall cocktail, the FIR (Fall in Richmond) fig martini. Which I have to give credit, where credit is due, the boy is completely behind the recipe of this concoction 100%. He used to be a bartender which is great for my spirits but bad for my liver. We will get to that recipe in a hot minute, but first, let's infuse some vodka. Shall we?
Fig Infused Vodka
2 C fresh ripe black mission figs
1 C dried black mission figs
1 bottle of any vodka of your choosing
Combine all ingredients, and store in an airtight container in a cool and dark place for two weeks.
When your fig vodka is ready to roll, discard all of the figs and strain through a coffee press, or french press to eliminate all of the seeds. Trust me, this is the best way to do this. And fig vodka you shall have.
On to the subject at hand, the FIR Fig Martini.
FIR Fig Martini
2 oz fig vodka
2 oz Chambord
Juice of 1/4 of a lemon
4 dashes of bitters to taste
Splash of Zevia Ginger Ale (I swear by this stuff)
In a martini shaker, add lots of ice and fig vodka, Chambord, lemon juice and bitters. Shake vigorously and pour into a frosted martini glass.
Once mixture is poured, add just a splash of your Zevia. And bam! A figgy fig cocktail you have.
I mean what else am I good for, other than getting you all boozey for the weekend. Or two weekends from now rather, unless you already have some fig infused vodka just sitting around. Lucky you. This cocktail is to die for, and is surprisingly not that sweet. I am sweet averse, so I can testify to this. Have a fabulous weekend my dolls. Loves!