This low sugar cocktail is so dreamy, you're going to love it! It's the perfect cocktail for summer and early autumn, with absolutely stunning colors. Fig season is pretty short,
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- Figs spread - This fig spread adds the lovely color, flavor and sweetness to the drink. You can always use store bought fig preserves if you prefer, but just be aware this will affect the carb and sugar count of this drink.
- Fresh thyme- We muddle fresh figs in the bottom of a shaker to add a lovely fresh herbal flavor to the drink.
- Lemon juice - Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds the acidity you're looking for in this lovely drink.
- Vanilla extract - To add a subtle sweetness and warmth to the drink.
- Vodka - Use your favorite vodka. You could use gin if you prefer, or even bourbon!
- Diet ginger beer - To top off the drink and adds a great ginger flavor and some fizz to the drink, without adding calories.
How to Make A Sugar Free Fig Cocktail:
Add vanilla extract, thyme sprigs, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.
Muddle to infuse the thyme flavor.
Add homemade sugar free fig preserves, vodka, and then cover with ice.
Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then double strain into a glass with a fine mesh strainer or metal sieve.
Top with diet ginger beer.
Garnish with fresh fig slices, thyme springs and enjoy!
Tips For The Best Fig Cocktail:
- Prepare your fig preserves up to 10 days before making this drink. Make sure fig jam is chilled before adding it to the cocktail shaker on the day of.
- You could make a large batch of these cocktails by premixing them and leaving out the ginger beer until it's time to serve.
- For serving, cut slices of fig as they will float on the surface fo the cocktail.
There are two short seasons fresh figs found in the US. The first season, runs for the first few weeks of June. The second season is generally from August through October or early November.
Since figs are ripe when harvested, ensure success with them by choosing fruit that is a little soft to the touch but has no blemishes, tears or wrinkles on the skin. If you find figs that have sap coming out the ends, this means they are super ripe and very sweet.
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Fig Cocktail (No Sugar Added)
- 1.5 servings homemade sugar free fig spread (about 60 grams)
- 4 springs fresh thyme
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ounces vodka
- Ice to fill cocktail shaker
- Fresh figs & thyme for garnish
- Add vanilla extract, thyme sprigs, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle to infuse the thyme flavor.
- Add homemade sugar free fig preserves, vodka, and then cover with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then double strain into a glass with a fine mesh strainer or metal sieve.
- Top with diet ginger beer. Garnish with fresh fig slices and thyme. Enjoy!
- Use gin or bourbon in place of vodka if you prefer.
- You can use store bought fig jam, but be aware this will greatly affect the carb and sugar count.
- You can substitute diet ginger beer for diet ginger ale.