The Fig Martini is a fabulous autumn cocktail that I started serving 4 years ago as a mingling cocktail for Thanksgiving guests. By adding thyme it incorporates the depths of autumn with something earthy, fruity and not too sweet.
I hope you enjoy it!!
Thyme Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
8 or so sprigs of time
Melt sugar in water over medium high heat to prepare the syrup. Steep the thyme for two hours and decant to an airtight vessel. Keep refrigerated.
One martini shaker
Martini glass with sugared rim
2 oz fig vodka
1/2 oz thyme simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz cointreau or grand marnier
Place all ingredients in the martini shaker, shake well, pour into martini glass. Garnish with thyme sprig and section of a fig. Enjoy!!
Cheers to November and check out our video in our first series of Drinking with Friends!