I’ve had so much fun this week letting my mind run wild with flavor combinations for this Mixology Monday challenge. Between crushing ice with a mallet and smashing figs, rosemary, and brown sugar together in a glass the entire process felt very cathartic.
I loved this drink’s appearance when I first created it, so I decided not to strain it for the photos. About two sips in it ultimately became cumbersome to drink. Thanks to hindsight my recommendation is to strain the contents over lots of fresh ice and enjoy immediately.
This drink would work exceptionally well with some cognac and/or rye.
Fig, Rosemary, and Bourbon Smash
- 1½ fresh black mission figs, stemmed
- ½ sprig fresh rosemary, leaves removed from stem
- ½ teaspoon light brown sugar
- ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
- ½ ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces Bulleit Bourbon
- crushed ice
Add rosemary leaves and brown sugar to bottom of a cocktail glass and muddle until the rosemary leaves are aromatic and begin to tear apart. Add figs, lemon juice and simple syrup and press together until the figs are completely smashed. Add bourbon and ice and shake well and strain into a rocks glass. Enjoy.