The best way to describe this cocktail is when gin and tonic meets gin and jam. If you are wondering what happens, magic happens. The sweetness of the jam, mixed with the crispiness of the tonic merges beautifully with the balance of the lemon juice.
The gin cocktail is in full fall effect with the warm yet sweet flavor of fig mixed with ingredients commonly found in a gin and tonic. However, unlike a classic gin and tonic, a bit of shaking is required to make sure everything is fully incorporated. The results, a silky smooth cocktail.
Since this gin drink requires very few ingredients, the better the jam, the better the cocktail. If home made is an option, it is highly suggested. If it is not, we strongly suggest picking up a high quality jam. Avoid using fruit butters as they tend to alter the flavor and the consistency of the cocktail. The stronger the consistency the smoother the drink will turn out.
Although figs themselves are not actually a fall fruit, fig jam is made while figs are in season, and the warm colors and flavors provide a fall approved drink. If figs are not approved by your pallet, any other flavor jam can be used. A few fall flavor jams alternatives include, rhubarb, apple, pear, and cranberry. The choice is yours and the combinations are endless.
Fig Gin and Tonic
- 2 Ounces gin
- 1-2 Ounces tonic water
- 1 Tablespoon fig jam
- 3/4 Ounce lemon juice
- Coriander seeds
Into a cocktail shaker add in the ice, gin, fig jam, and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into a coupe or martini glass. Top off with tonic water and sprinkle with coriander seeds. Garnish, sip, and enjoy.
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