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This UnFIGettable Martini is the perfect drink to cozy up to this winter. Made with fig vodka, vanilla bean vodka, cointreau, fig puree, and lemon juice it’s refreshing, warming, and so delightful.
I didn’t know fig-infused vodka even existed until a couple months ago when my boyfriend and I moved into our new apartment building in Boston and one of the resident’s had his own fig vodka and other fruit-infused vodka company. As a lover of all things fig, I was so excited to try it! Fig-infused vodka by itself is actually really good to just sip on, as it’s not a very overpowering alcohol. But when mixed with a few other ingredients, it’s next level good.
The combination of fig and vanilla creates a warm sensation when sipping this drink, perfect for the cold weather season. Ice, a splash of lemon juice, and a bit of cointreau gives this cocktail a refreshing citrus kick! Fair warning this drink is dangerously good. Sip responsibly!
Five ingredients, ice, and a cocktail shaker are all you need to make this unFIGettable martini. Enjoy!
Ingredients in the UnFIGettable Martini
Fig Vodka: I use Black Infusions fig vodka because it’s local to me, but any other brand will work.
Vanilla Bean Vodka: I used Smirnoff because they always seem to have a wide variety of flavored vodkas.
Fig Puree: Not fig jam, fig puree. Fig jam will be too thick of a consistency. You can find some fig puree in your local supermarket or on Amazon.
Lemon Juice: Just a splash of fresh or bottled lemon juice.
Cointreau: ¼ ounce adds a nice orange citrus to balance out the flavors.
Optional Toppings: A cinnamon and sugar rim and a sprig of rosemary tie this cocktail together, but are not needed if you're trying to keep things simple.
Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe
- Cocktail shaker
- Cocktail glasses
- Shot glass
How to Make the UnFIGettable Martini
Step One: Fill a small bowl with water to dip the rim of the cocktail glass in. Add cinnamon and sugar to a plate. Dip the rim of the glass in water and then onto the cinnamon sugar plate so the rim is coated.
Step Two: Drizzle about a tsp of fig puree into the bottom of the cocktail or around the sides, whichever you can prefer!
Step Three: In a cocktail shaker, add 4-5 ice cubes, 1 ounce fig vodka, 1 ounce vanilla vodka, ¼ ounce cointreau, and a splash of lemon juice.
Step Four: Shake the cocktail 10 times and pour into the glass.
Step Five: Garnish with rosemary and a dried fig, serve and enjoy!