SPICY FIG MARGARITA
I’m always searching for fresh twists on favorite cocktails. One way I do this is I make flavored simple syrups to change things up. There are endless possibilities when it comes to simple syrup, and they are a very easy way to flavor almost anything. This Fig Margarita was developed when I plucked some fresh figs off the tree in my backyard. Yum! I use figs for all sorts of recipes in the kitchen and I couldn’t wait to try my hand at a new cocktail.
Once you have the fig simple syrup prepared all you have to do is make your margarita, which is very simple. As you’ll see, I always strain the syrup very well after I’ve blended it because I want the mouth feel of the beverage to be completely smooth.
The sweet fig and spicy jalapeno flavors play really well off of each other in this recipe. I add a nice sugary rim and pretty garnish to make it a truly pretty cocktail to behold. This is a great one to make for family and friends this holiday season, I know they’ll love it!
Spicy Fig Margarita
Margaritas can be fun any time of year. For the holiday season I like to spice them up in our house and add sweet fig syrup and jalapeno tequila.
Fig Syrup Simple
½ cup of sugar
½ cup of water
3 figs cut in 4
2 oz jalapeno tequila
2 oz simple syrup
1 triple sec
1 oz lime juice
1 oz pomegranate juice
Honey and sugar rim
Serve with fresh figs on top
The fig simple syrup:
Make the fig simple syrup by combining the sugar, water, and cut figs in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved, and the fig flavor has infused into the syrup. Remove the mixture and allow it to come to room temperature.
Pour the mixture with the figs in a blender and puree it until smooth.
Position a strainer over a heatproof measuring cup and pour the fig syrup into it and strain it well so there are no fig pieces remaining in the syrup.
Use the syrup to make your cocktail.
To make your cocktail:
Add the tequila, simple syrup, triple sec, lime juice, and pomegranate juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Dip the rim of the margarita glass in honey and then granulated sugar.
Pour your shaken cocktail in your margarita glass, garnish it with fresh figs, and serve.5
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