The sun is shining, the weather is sweet yeah! At long last, we’re finally seeing some decent weather in good old blighty. While there’s still a little bit of a nip in the air, the scent of barbecues and beers is fresh in the air. Nothing excites us Brits like a little bit of sun. Sun and cocktails that is, and these fig margaritas are the perfect way to see in the warmer months.
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 margaritas 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.
The figs are imparted into this recipe by ways of sugar syrup, make that part ahead (it keeps in the fridge for up to a week) so you can whip these beauties up at the drop of a hat. Hostess with the mostess or what! You just know people are gonna be talking about your mad cocktail skills for weeks.Print
These fig margaritas 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.
- 500g figs cut into quarters
- 125g caster sugar
- 500ml water
- 100ml tequila
- 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.
Keywords: Fig, Margaritas, Cocktails, Drinks, Summer