As it's not quite Summer, and the weather can change at the snap of a finger I thought I'd stay clear of the typical sunshiney cocktail. These fig martinis are so delicious, the sweet but earthy element of the figs is just as perfect with grilled meat on the patio as it is pizza with the girls.
Makes two drinks
500g figs cut into quarters
125g caster sugar
75ml fig syrup
25ml triple sec
25ml fresh lime juice
For the fig syrup: place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to a steady simmer and let reduce to half the original volume. Strain through a fine meshed sieve and leave to cool to room temperature. Will keep in the fridge for around a week.
For the margaritas: Place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Give it a good shake and strain over two ice filled glassed. Garnish with a slice of lime and a slice of fig.