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Bourbon • Sweet
Not a Date

If simplicity is the name of your game, this cocktail from John Brown’s Underground in Lawrence, Kansas, is a figgy dream come true. Blending bourbon with a small measure of fig jam is an easy way to turn a spirit into a cocktail. Topped off with aromatic Angostura and orange bitters, which bring out the fruity and spiced notes in both the whiskey and the jam, it’s the ideal, simple drink to make when you’re hanging with, you know, just friends.

The Essentials

fig jam
Bar Spoon
The Details
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2 oz bourbon
.5 oz fig jam
3 dashes orange bitters
3 dashes Angostura bitters


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
  • Stir, and strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.