How to Make Fig Infused Whiskey

Fig Infused WhiskeyJocelyn and I grew up with a fig tree in our backyard. The feeling of a freshly picked fig is still clear in my mind: the sap from the stem, the sweet flavor punctuated by a hundred seeds, the almost nonexistent smell. Our mother, the painter, loves figs but I never could get excited about this fruit. That is of course, until I drenched it in whiskey.

Fig Infused Bourbon Whiskey 8 ounces bourbon 3-4 dried figs, cut in half 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Let this mixture mingle in your fridge for a few hours, then use in any of your favorite Bourbon Whiskey cocktails.

 

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