I decided to try this Fresh California Fig Margarita when my cousin gave me a precious bag of four perfectly ripe figs from her fig tree (along with an assortment of amazing tomatoes, onions, and, of course, zucchini).
If you get ripe figs, you need to use them right away. It was the weekend, so why not a cocktail?
I chopped and mashed the figs, and then ran the pulp through a strainer. Along with silver tequila, I used St. Germaine elderflower liqueur and lime juice. It was delicious!
Fresh Fig Margarita
Makes 2 cocktails
4 ripe figs
1 1/2 ounces St. Germain, Grand Marnier, or Cointreau
¼ cup silver tequila
Juice from four limes
- Fill a cocktail shaker or pitcher with ice.
- Chop the figs into small pieces and push the pulp through a strainer into the shaker.
- Add the St. Germain, tequila, and lime juice to the shaker, and shake or stir for about 30 seconds.
- Rub the rim of two glasses with a lime wedge and dip them in Kosher salt.
- Carefully fill the glasses with ice. Strain the contents of the shaker into the two glasses.