The US hospitality industry is in dire straits and lacking governmental support. Yet, across the pond, the English cousins took some preliminary steps to bolster their reopened bars and pubs. On Wednesday (7.08), Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a stimulus plan for the service industry that included incentives for diners and employers alike.
- Base Spirit Bourbon
- Preparation Shaken
- Flavor Boozy, Sweet
- Served Up
Shanah Tovah! Raise a glass (or two) to the new year with this festive cocktail inspired by one of the traditional dishes of Rosh Hashanah, fruit dipped in honey, which signifies a sweet new year. This celebratory drink features bourbon, fig and a homemade honey thyme syrup but what truly raises the bar on this drink is the bruleed fresh fig garnish. The juxtaposition of the crunchy, crystalized sugar with the smooth texture of the fruit is a truly sweet (and mouthwatering) experience.
— Emily Ann Payton FitzGerald
- On a plate, pour sugar, and dip the face of each fig half.
- Place sugar-coated fig (face side up) on ceramic dish. With a crème brulee torch, heat the sugared side of the fig until sugar crystalizes and hardens. Let cool.
- Add bourbon, fig preserve, lemon juice, honey syrup to a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Replace the top on the shaker and shake vigorously.
- Strain into 2 martini glasses.
- Garnish with cooled brûlée fig.