SUMMER LIBATIONS WITH FIGENZA : THE WORLD'S FIRST FIG-INFUSED ULTRA LUXURY VODKA
The summer breeze can be as balmy, and intoxicating as the adriatic sea, or even the chasms of Mediterranean seas. And figenza just about does that; transports you to the coastal tropics of Mediterranean.
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THE BLACK HEART
Oftentimes, the high spirit of any liquor or drinking spirit should be acquainted with its darker side, lest it should lose its joi-de-vivre in the ever glowing glory of the inebriated state of mind, or mirthful state of expressions and impressions. A macabre alabaster drenched with the black spirit and liqueur franchaise.
• 1/2 oz Blavod Black Vodka
• 1/2 oz Figenza Vodka
• 1 1/2 oz L'heritier-Guyot Creme De Cassis De Dijon
• a dash of Noilly Pratt Dry Vermouth
Build in a Cocktail or Boston shaker with ice, combine the liquors and shake well to mix and strain into a chilled martini or coup glass. Garnish with a split black fig.
THE FIG-MOSCOW MULE
The Classic Moscow Mule takes a brief sojourn to the mediterranean seashores; and while bathing in the near-perfect climate and balmy breeze of the saltwater, it manages to get a tan, and make some Italian friends in Positano perched atop the Amalfi coast.
• 3 oz Figenza Vodka
• 1 oz Caravella Limoncello
• 1/2 cup Ginger Beer
• Fresh sprig of thyme + fig [ for garnish ]
Build in a Collins glass or a Copper mug with crushed ice [ preferably ] or cubes of ice; pour in the Figenza, Caravella and top it off with the ginger beer. Garnish with the fresh sprig of thyme and cut halves or quarters of fresh fig.
THE FIG-CAIPIRINHA BRANCO
The Classic Brazilian equivalent of the ubiquitous Mojito has been stateside for quite a while now, however, it needs more drinking and nurturing. This is my take on a simple recipe of caipirinha, adjusting with the sweetness of Figenza. Two worlds meet together, in the music of sweet velvet and dreamy rum-esque cachaca.
• 1 oz Figenza Vodka
• 1 1/2 oz Leblon Cachaca
• 2 Quartered Fresh Lime
• 1 Tbsp Refined White Sugar
Build in a rocks glass, muddle quartered limes with sugar, and add ice and Figenza Vodka and Leblon Cachaca. Top with San Pellegrino, or plain soda water. Garnish with the fresh lime wheel.