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The Flying Fig

Ingredients (7)

  • 2 fresh figs
  • 1/2 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 1 medium lemon)
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • Ice
  • 1 fresh mint leaf
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Nutritional Information
  • Calories301
  • Fat0.42g
  • Saturated fat0.09g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs39.14g
  • Fiber3.79g
  • Sugar32.96g
  • Protein0.89g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium3.06mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (1 servings) Powered by

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The Flying Fig

Abigail Gullo, head bar chef at SoBou restaurant in New Orleans, celebrates the flavor of ripe figs by muddling them with elderflower liqueur and shaking them in a cocktail shaker with vodka, lots of lemon juice, and agave nectar. This floral, sweet-tart drink is a refreshing way to enjoy fresh figs.

For more New Orleans-born drinks, try our Hurricane Cocktail.

Instructions

  1. 1Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. 2Cut the figs lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices and reserve 1 center slice for garnish. Coarsely chop the remaining slices and place in a cocktail shaker.
  3. 3Add the elderflower liqueur and muddle. Add the vodka, lemon juice, and agave. Fill the shaker halfway with ice and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker turns frosty. Strain into the chilled glass.
  4. 4Place the mint leaf in the palm of one hand and smack it with the other hand to release the oils. Rub the mint leaf on the rim of the glass and then add it to the glass. Garnish with the reserved fig slice.
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