2 cups diced fresh Catania Worldwide Black Mission figs
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
10 sprigs fresh thyme
1 ½ oz tequila
¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
2 ½ oz club soda
Halved fresh figs for garnish
Prep Time: 10 min
Chill Time: 12 hours
Serves: 1 cocktail
1 In a medium plastic or glass bowl, combine diced figs, sugar, vinegar, and thyme. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the fridge for 12 hours.
2 In the morning, strain through a fine mesh strainer and discard the thyme. Keep some pieces of figs and muddle them in the bottom of the cocktail glass.
3 Add crushed ice to the mashed figs. Add the tequila, lime juice, and the fig drink mixture, and stir. Add the club soda and stir again.
4 Garnish with fresh fig halves and enjoy.
Tip: Try substituting honey bourbon with a dash of cayenne or cinnamon for a belly-warming alternative.
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*Photography by Craig Wheeler