Fig Old Fashioned

The Fig Old Fashioned is a delightful variation of the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, which is known for its simplicity and elegance.

Fig Old Fashioned in a glass with ice on a white counter with a fresh fig inside.

Why You Will Love This Cocktail

This twist on the traditional recipe incorporates the rich, sweet flavor of figs, adding a unique and fruity dimension to the drink.

This cocktail has a wonderful balance of the bourbon’s warmth and the sweet, fruity notes of the figs, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate both classic and creative cocktails.

Figs are in season in the spring and summer, but the flavors of this drink make it perfect for the fall and winter.

It is a great elegant and simple cocktail to serve up for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

A glass of Fig Old Fashioned on a white counter with fresh figs and orange slices around it.

You can use whisky instead of bourbon, if desired.

Want it sweeter? Add some more fig preserves or a touch of simple syrup as desired.

You can also mash up some fresh figs if you have them in place of the fig preserves. But fresh figs can be tricky to find depending on the time of year and where you live.


What can I do with very ripe figs?

You can pash up ripe figs into a jam-like paste and use it in place of preserves for a cocktail!

Is an Old Fashioned a strong drink?

Yes, an old fashioned is a strong drink. It is primarily straight liquor.

What flavor bitters for Old Fashioned?

Angostura bitters is the classic standard bitters. You can also choose to use a flavored bitters that works well with your drink, such as orange bitters.

How do you spice up an Old Fashioned?

If you want to add some spice or warmth to your old fashioned, you can add some cinnamon (either a pinch of ground, or a simple syrup) or other warm spice.

What is the best alcohol to make an Old Fashioned with?

Bourbon is the classic liquor to use in an old fashioned cocktail.

A glass of Fig Old Fashioned on a white counter surrounded by fresh fig.
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