It’s late summer, which means the figs are plentiful. Instead of snacking on the juicy morsels, make them apart of your end-of summer happy hour. Here, seven outstanding fig cocktail recipes.
1. Apple Thief
"The Apple Thief is perfect for times when a Manhattan is too rich and a martini is too dry," mixologist Tommy Klus says. The base spirits are Calvados, an aged brandy distilled from apple cider; and single-malt Scotch with a rich, buttery flavor (such as Glenmorangie 10 year). Also in the mix: a brown sugar-fig syrup.
2. The Naughty Greek
Fig butter makes an unorthodox addition to this hot toddy; the leftover butter is great with roast chicken or pork or spread on toast.