Fig Walnut Sour

Automne 2016
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food and drink

BY: Victoria Walsh

You can track down Black Walnut Bitters at your local gourmet food store, cocktail supply store or online. If you don’t have them when you go to make up this figgy twist, simply skip the bitters or try another type such as Angostura.

FIG SYRUP

1 Place 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar, 1 cup (250 mL) water and 4 fresh figs, chopped, in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally and mashing figs gently while allowing sugar to dissolve, 6 to 8 minutes. Gently simmer for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand for 1 hour. Fine-strain mixture through a funnel lined with several layers of cheesecloth into a 2-cup (500 mL) jar or measuring cup. If making ahead, Fig Syrup will keep well, covered and refrigerated for 1 week.

Makes 9 oz syrup for 12 cocktails