Tonight’s cocktail hour is courtesy of Cassandra LaValle at coco + kelley. Cassandra is the editor behind the style blog coco+kelley. She explores trends in fashion, decor and entertaining, highlighting pieces that exude classic design and glamour. As a designer, Cassandra consults with clients across the globe, styling their homes and private events from her offices in Seattle, USA. Check out the delicious Fig and thyme Martini recipe from c+k. Figs are in season in Victoria, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to indulge in an autumn cocktail with my readers. Enjoy!
Fig & Thyme Martini
WHAT YOU NEED
- 2 figs (one quartered, one for garnish)
- 1/2 oz. thyme simple syrup *(see below)
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 1/2 oz. pisco * (Peruvian brandy -see note)
- 1/4 oz. Cointreau
- Sprig of thyme for garnish
HOW TO MIX THIS COCKTAIL
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.
How to make thyme simple 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.
**Special thanks to Cassandra for sharing this delicious cocktail recipe with Madame Bonbon.