The Louisville Fig
Makes 1 serving. Recipe is by Forrest Williams, former bartender at The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky.
1½ ounces Jim Beam Bourbon
¾ ounce Cointreau
¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
¼ ounce agave nectar
1 bar spoon fig jam (see recipe)
2 dashes orange bitters
1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker without any ice and shake for 30 seconds to incorporate the jam into the drink.
2. Add ice and shake for an additional 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled, sugar-rimmed glass. Best if consumed immediately.
Louisville Fig Jam
Recipe is by Ryan O’Driscoll, former chef de cuisine of The English Grill, The Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky.
1 quart fresh figs
¼ cup port
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup red wine
Zest of ¼ orange, or about ¾ teaspoon
½ cup sugar
1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
2. Mix all ingredients, place in a baking pan, cover and bake for 2 hours.
3. Refrigerate. Serve with flat bread.