Chicago cocktail innovator Nandini Khaund designed this cocktail to be the perfect autumn drink.  Notes of fig, honey and incense keep it refreshing and drinkable in a surprisingly low-alcohol drink.

Photo: Justin Walker
Total Time:
10 mins
1 cocktail


  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) manzanilla sherry, such as La Guita

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Solera cream sherry, such as Lustau

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) jun (fermented green tea with honey) or honey kombucha

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon (1/4 ounce) Amaro Sibilla liqueur or other smooth amaro

  • 1 teaspoon demerara sugar syrup

  • 4 drops orange flower water

  • 1/2 ripe fresh fig

  • 1 rosemary sprig


  1. Combine manzanilla sherry, cream sherry, jun, amaro, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake 10 times; strain into a stemmed cocktail glass.

  2. Using a small dropper, add orange flower water to cocktail. Skewer fig with rosemary sprig, and set on rim of glass. Using a lit match or lighter, lightly toast rosemary sprig, releasing aroma. Serve immediately.

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