With warm fig and brown sugar flavors paired with a jolt of bright Meyer lemon and cold brew coffee, this vodka and vermouth mix is the perfect transition into warm weather cocktails. Make ahead in bulk and easily serve to your guests.
Add a jolt to the mix with a caffeinated cocktail perfect to brighten things at a spring gathering. If you love to entertain like I do, it’s essential to make sure that your guests have something fun to sip on. The perfect cocktail for spring entertaining is one that can be made ahead in bulk. The inspiration for this cocktail came from my recent Farmbox LA delivery, they dropped off a basket of gorgeous figs and I knew I had to concoct something with them. This Roasted Fig and Cold Brew Cocktail is unique enough to impress your friends and easy enough to make, so you can enjoy two or twelve with the rest of the gang.
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- 8 figs
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ cup stumptown cold brew
- 12 oz of stumptown cold brew
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice
- 4 shots of vodka
- 2 teaspoons sweet vermouth
- Heat oven to high broil
- Pour ½ cup coffee into a shallow bowl
- Slice figs in half and add figs to coffee bowl
- Sprinkle figs with 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- Soak figs for 1 hour
- Place figs flesh side up on a non stick cookie sheet
- Broil figs for 15 minutes or until golden brown
- Remove from oven, set aside
- Add all cocktail ingredients besides the sugar into a large pitcher
- Pour the sugar into a small microwave safe bowl and add one teaspoon of the cocktail mixture to the pitcher
- Heat the small bowl for 30 seconds or until the sugar is melted.
- Add melted sugar mixture to large pitcher
- Stir well add ½ of roasted figs to pitcher and muddle them with a wooden spoon
- Place remaining roasted figs into the bottom of the serving glasses (2 per glass)
- Pour ¼ of the cocktail mixture into each glass and add a large ice cube
- Carefully stir contents of the glass until cocktail is cold
- Truly enjoy