A few weeks ago I bought way too many figs at the farmer’s market. There was no way to finish them all before they went bad. In an effort to curb food waste, I decided to make some fig infused vodka!
That’s right, I love figs so much that I even feel the need to incorporate them into my cocktails.
Making fruit infused vodkas is really easy and a great way to impress your friends. Holiday season is coming up and tying a ribbon on a jar of infused vodka makes an excellent, budget friendly, DIY Christmas gift.
All you need to make my fig infused vodka is a bottle of Vodka, a fresh vanilla bean, 2 mason jars, and 2 pints of fresh figs. I used Black Mission figs because they are generally sweeter than Brown Turkey figs.
Put everything together in your mason jar. I spilt mine up between two 32oz mason jars. You can put them all in one giant one if you’d like, but I was planning on giving one away and wanted two jars.
After securing the lid, store your fig vodka in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks has passed, the vodka will have turned a bright pink color. Just strain and now you’re ready to make some delicious figgy cocktails! We often drink it on the rocks or mixed with Perrier.
- 1 Liter Vodka
- 1lb Fresh Figs
- 2 Vanilla Beans, split lengthwise