Figgy Rum Cocktail Recipe

Figgy Rum CocktailLooking for something special to sip over the holidays? This wintry, Figgy Rum Cocktail combines the subtle flavors of aged rum with the sultry sweetness of figs, plus the bright pop of sparkling wine. Simple enough to make (prepare the Fig and Brown Sugar Reduction in advance), and fancy enough for company.

Figgy Rum Cocktail Recipe
Yields one cocktail

1 ounce aged Ron Abuelo 7-Year Rum
1 ounce fig and brown sugar reduction
3 dashes Fee Brothers Orange Bitters
2 ounces sparkling wine
orange twist for garnish

For the Fig and Brown Sugar Reduction
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped, very ripe, fresh figs

Make the Brown Sugar Reduction
Combine the water and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the figs and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, remove from heat and let steep for 25 minutes.

Fine-strain into a glass bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Make the Cocktail
Combine the rum, brown sugar reduction, and bitters in a shaker and shake with ice to chill. Fine-strain into a chilled flute and top with sparkling wine, Garish with an orange twist.

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