This is my kind of drink, a tasty rum cocktails recipe with a hint of fig and lemon!
This rum cocktails recipe can be made any time of year, it’s made with dried figs, so you can easily enjoy this subtle boozy drink regardless of the seasons or if you’re unable to procure a punnet of fresh figs.
I love the hint of lemon, it’s just enough to brighten up the flavor, yet the earthy tone of the figs is quite evident. I’ve served this refreshing cocktail over ice, but if you’d prefer to serve it warmed, then it would equally be amazing as a hot toddy.
When is fig season?
If you are looking for fresh figs to make this drink or any other desserts or recipes like this tasty grilled fig salad recipe, it does depend on your area.
In North America, you can usually find fresh figs two times a year. The first season is very short and in the early part of June. The second short but longer season is August – October.
Where to find fresh figs?
I usually keep an eye out at my local grocery store and have found them at Publix, Whole Foods and Trader Joes easily enough. If you ask your local grocer or produce manager, they can give you more of an idea of when they may receive them or even if they carry them at all.
Want to learn more about fresh figs, The Spruce Eats has a great source of information such as:
- The types of figs
- How to choose ripe figs
- How to store figs
- And even more about figs
Other great cocktail recipes to enjoy:
- Scarlet O’Hara Cocktail Punch, a wonderful Southern Comfort cocktail recipe!
- Whiskey Chai, yes a warming cup of chai with a nice bit of whiskey as a bonus.
- Limoncello, learn how to make your own lemon-infused vodka to enjoy chilled or as a base for your favorite cocktail recipes.
How to make a rum cocktail?
- 2 dried figs, roughly chopped
- 1-ounce lemon juice
- 1-ounce tawny port
- 1-ounce simple syrup
- 2-ounces spiced rum
- 4-ounces tonic water
- Lemon slices, to garnish
- Fig slices, to garnish
- In a cocktail shaker, add the dried figs, lemon juice, and tawny port. Muddle together. Add the simple syrup, spiced rum, and ice and shake well.
- Fill a Collins glass with ice. Strain the cocktail through several layers of cheesecloth into the glass, top off with tonic water and garnish with a slice of lemon and fig.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 207mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 4gSugar: 28gProtein: 1g
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.