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Bourbon • Dry
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When figuring out how to incorporate figs into his most recent cocktail menu, Jeff Zillmann of Anvil in Houston decided to go for an infusion rather than a jam or a puree. “I've worked with figs in the past and enjoy the earthy richness they can bring to a spirit when infused,” says Zillmann, who opted to infuse bourbon with figs for this simple, Manhattan-esque cocktail. “They also add a touch of sweetness, which pairs well with the bitterness from the Cynar and Punt e Mes.” A small measure of cinnamon syrup and a dash of tiki bitters finish off the cocktail with a touch of sweetness and spiced depth.

The Essentials

Fig-Infused Bourbon
Cynar
Punt e Mes Vermouth
Bar Spoon
The Details
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Ingredients

1.5 oz Fig-Infused Bourbon
.5 oz Cynar
.25 oz Punt e Mes Vermouth
1 barspoon cinnamon syrup
1 dash Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters
Cinnamon stick, for garnish
Artichoke petal, for garnish

Method

  • Add all ingredients save for the garnishes to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
  • Stir, and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an artichoke petal.
intermediate
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Ingredients

17 oz Bourbon
.5 lb Dried Black Mission Figs

Method

  • Combine the bourbon and figs in a sealable container.
  • Let sit for five days.
  • Strain the mixture through cheesecloth and discard the figs.
Cinnamon Syrup
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Ingredients

2 cinnamon sticks
.5 Cup water
1 Cup sugar

Method

  • Bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add cinnamon sticks and remove from heat. Steep cinnamon sticks until cool, then strain.