Photo courtesy of Erica Wiegman
If you are participating in Dry January, the good news is that the month is almost over. The other good news is that craft cocktail enthusiast, Ginger Breneman of Fork + Flask has whipped up another delicious aperitif. The Forkin’ Fig Fizz is her whimsical take on a classic Gin Fizz. Breneman created the cocktail for Fork + Flask’s Winter Cocktail Party, which was held Sunday, Jan. 27. But have no fear; the drink is always available upon request. Or, if you are feeling adventurous, why not try making it yourself?
- 1.5 oz. Dogfish Head Compelling Gin
- 1.5 oz. of Fork + Flask Fall Syrup (ingredients and method below)
- 1/2 lemon, squeezed
- 1 egg white
- Splash of club soda
Bring one quart of water and one quart of sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and add one container (16 oz.) of frozen pear puree, four cinnamon sticks and two quarts of mission figs (cut in half). Let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain. Let cool to room temperature, then store in the refrigerator.
Add all ingredients to shaker, fill with ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass and top with club soda.