26th September 2023
This rich purple and plump fruit with honey-like flavour makes for the perfect autumnal hero ingredient for our seasonal cocktail special. Our assistant general manager Sam, is celebrating the second season of figs.
*For the fig shrub
The trick to a good shrub is to have equal parts fruit, sugar and vinegar. Chop the figs finely and add to a glass jar. Add the demerara sugar and both vinegars. Stir to combine. Cover and rest for 24 to 48 hours. Muddle the figs, stirring through the shrub with a spoon. Strain the shrub into a bottle using a muslin covered chinois. A tightly woven sieve will work just as well, so long as you filter carefully through a muslin cloth to extract the small particles.
*Tip: If garnishing with fresh fig, use the remainder of the fig by adding to your cocktail shaker for extra figginess.