Vodka, Fig & Raspberry Cocktail
TOTAL TIME: 45 MINUTES
For the Fig & Raspberry Simple Syrup
1 cup chopped figs
1 cup raspberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 vanilla beans, halved and seeds scraped
90 mL vodka
30 mL Fig and Raspberry Simple Syrup
4 tbsp lemon juice
225 mL soda water
Fresh figs for garnish
Make the Simple Syrup by adding all ingredients to a small saucepan and bringing to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently until the figs and raspberries break down. Remove from heat and leave to cool, then strain using a fine mesh strainer or a piece of muslin.
To make the cocktail add Fig and Raspberry Simple Syrup and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and then pour into ice filled glasses. Top with soda water and garnish with figs.
This recipe will make enough simple syrup for 15-20 cocktails. Store any leftover syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week.