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Aug 6, 2015

Fresh Fig Margarita

Fresh fig margarita

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

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
Kosher salt


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker or pitcher with ice.
  2. Chop the figs into small pieces and push the pulp through a strainer into the shaker.
  3.  Add the St. Germain, tequila, and lime juice to the shaker, and shake or stir for about 30 seconds.
  4.  Rub the rim of two glasses with a lime wedge and dip them in Kosher salt.
  5. Carefully fill the glasses with ice. Strain the contents of the shaker into the two glasses.

Would you like to comment?

  1. this sounds fantastic! our neighbor has a fig tree, I may be able to try this soon...

  2. Ok... figs in margaritas... you totally caught my eye! I have to admit I've never heard of it nor would have thought to do it, but now I simply must try!! Sounds amazing.

  3. This is genius!!! I love this combination! I also would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday - a weekly cocktail link up at Grey is the New Black!


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