The coterie of cool bought together Tequila Ocho founders Carlos Camarena and Tomas Estes in partnership with Maison Ferrand Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel. (Tequila Ocho is a solid contender in the agave category. Gabriel is the (occasionally controversial brains behind Ferrand’s current incarnation as well as Citadel Gin and the soon-to-be-renamed Plantation Gin.)
- 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.