I love cocktails that use jam and this Figgy Bourbon and Citrus Cocktail is no exception. The combination of bourbon, fig jam, orange, lemon, and honey is perfect!
I had hoped to publish this cocktail earlier today; I always try to shoot for early morning so everyone on my mailing list gets the chance to see a new cocktail for the weekend. And this is one you will love too.
Instead of cocktail making though, yesterday I escaped for the day, the first day out in weeks since dealing with a back injury. I was ready and had a long list of places I wanted to go and people I wanted to see…but no cocktail making I’m afraid. So while a bit late, hope I’m forgiven; this might be a great weekend for such a warming and delicious drink
We’re still completely in winter mode in Colorado and will be for another two months. Sure, we’ll have glimpses of Spring but while most of the world will be exclaiming over their spring bulbs and flowers, chances are we’ll be seeing a late winter blizzard at 6,200′. This Figgy Bourbon and Citrus Cocktail is a great fit for this time of year with the bourbon forward taste more typical in winter drinks combined with the combination of figs, lemon, and orange that lightens it perfectly.
I was the recipient of a set of gorgeous cocktail glasses with a matching decanter and have been contemplating for a couple of weeks about what cocktail deserved them…and this one was a good choice. Drinks like this are sippers; they call for a fire and great conversation and are not to be downed quickly. It’s all about the ambiance and these beautiful glasses certainly elevated ours.
PIN ‘Bourbon and Fig Jam Cocktail with Orange Liqueur’
- Blackberry Bourbon Cocktail with Crème de Mûre
- The Old Fashioned – A Classic Cocktail
- Basil Old Fashioned
- 2 Tbsp fig jam
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Orange Twist
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the jam, bourbon, orange liqueur, honey, and lemon juice. Cover and shake.
- Strain the cocktail into an ice-filled Old-Fashioned glass, garnish with an orange twist and serve.