The Picky Pair: {Honey & Figs}

The Fig Thyme served martini-style (isn't it pretty?!)

1 fig quartered, plus 1 extra for garnish

1/2 oz. thyme simple syrup (see below)

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

1 1/2 oz. pisco

1/4 oz. Cointreau

Sprig of thyme for garnish

In a mixing glass, muddle the quartered fig with the thyme syrup. Top with ice and add the lime juice, pisco, and Cointreau. Shake until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the remaining quartered fig & a sprig of thyme.

Thyme Syrup

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups water

5-6 thyme sprigs

In a saucepan, add the thyme to the sugar & water and simmer gently for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool, strain through a sieve, transfer to a bottle, and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Extra figs? Whip up Fig & Goat Cheese Pitas for a crowd!

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