The Braggin’ List

This is a dinner party cocktail.

When it comes to a dinner party, don’t all the details matter? The food, the aps, the table, the wine, the dessert…the hand towels? It’s a way to embrace close friends by inviting them into your home and showing them they are special to you. This is the kind of cocktail that you want to have at that party. Sweet figs and rich shiraz are layered with refreshing lemon and mint. Pair this gem with a fruit and cheese tray, warm apple cheddar palmiers, bacon-wrapped blue cheese figs and whatever else you’ve earned bragging rights to. Oh, and add this signature cocktail to that braggin’ list too!

Villeroy & Boch New Cottage Amber Crystal Stemware
Served in a New Cottage Champagne Saucer. Available in clear, green or amber (shown).

Honey Fig Redemption

1.5 oz Rye
0.75 oz Honey-Mint Syrup
0.5 oz Lemon Juice
2 tsp Fig Puree
0.5 oz Red Wine (Shiraz)

Add rye, syrup, juice, and puree to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and double strain (through a fine mesh sieve) into a stemmed cocktail glass
Float red wine on top

Honey-Mint Syrup
Over a burner set to the lowest possible temperature, dissolve 0.5 cups honey (orange blossom recommended) in 0.5 cups water
When the mixture has combined and is warm, pour over a handful of fresh mint
Let stand for a few hours

Fig Puree (from Food & Wine)
2 cups Black Mission Figs, stemmed and halved
1 Tbsp Sugar
2 tsp Water
1 tsp Lemon Juice
Blend all ingredients together until smooth
Strain through a fine mesh sieve

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