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Cocktail Recipe – Fall Fig & Maple by Linnea Johansson

Submitted by on November 24, 2011 – 5:29 pmNo Comment

As the head of the MixPourSip.com booze publishing empire, I frequently receive letters and emails from booze marketing firms offering cocktail recipe suggestions that show off their clients ware in a positive light.  Up to now, our vast editorial department has not shown favor on any of these suggestions via publication in this fair space.  Some of these beverages are clever in concept but fall just a tad short in the glass.  Most are well intentioned but don’t always catch our collective interest.  Until now.

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The Fall Fig With Honey


This offering below, the Fall Fig Cocktail with Maple, breaks this editorial trend.  The folks behind Russian Standard Vodka informed me of this fall quaff just a few days ago.  It was created by New York Chef and Party Planner Linnea Johansson and is an unique combination of Fall flavors.  I very much like the combination of maple, ginger and fig and in a collins style cocktail.  I originally thought the fresh homey comb garnish was a tad trying too hard.  Giving it a go  proved me wrong.  It is a very nice touch.


I do have a couple of changes I would make to the recipe however and have noted them parenthetically below.  Ms. Johansson’s recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fig puree which I found too sweet.  Instead I employed two tablespoons of organic fig jam which gives good fig flavor without too much sugar.  Additionally,  the honey comb garnish is listed to be dipped in maple syrup  which just collected at the bottom of the glass.  Instead, I used a high quality honey comb still full of good organic honey.

Other than that, the Fall Fig Cocktail with Maple is one we feel you should try.  It pairs well with cheese in the greater Gruyere family as well as with smoked meats.  Because of it’s balanced combination of rich, sweet and slight acidity, it also nobly shares time with a peppery cigar.



Fall Fig Cocktail with Maple


2 oz Russian Standard Vodka

1/2 oz Maple Syrup

1 tbsp of fig puree

2 oz Lemon Juice

1 oz Regatta Ginger Beer


Garnish with 1 honey comb log dipped in maple syrup. Muddle the fruit and syrup in a shaker, add the lemon juice and Russian Standard.

Add ice and shake well. Strain into a glass and top with ginger beer. For garnish, dip honey comb in maple syrup and place atop the cocktail.



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