Enjoy vintage Mediterranean luxe with this Fig Prosecco Cocktail that sparkles!
Whether you are celebrating New Years or a golden anniversary, this bubbly cocktail oozes elegance and class! Fig liqueur, amaretto and mint give prosecco exotic appeal.
A while back, I ran into this list of 50 best Champagne Cocktails and was instantly enthralled by the “Maimoun.” The idea of an old school piano bar in Marrakesh was enough to sell me, but fig liqueur and mint syrup didn’t hurt either! So, I bookmarked the post for later thinking someday I’ll come across some figgy booze. Alas, it was harder to find than I imagined.
But fate smiled on me when Kevin and I were out doing some Christmas shopping. There on the shelf sat this lovely bottle of Black Fig Vodka. If you’re a fan of fruit flavored liqueurs, you know that they can run the gamut from sickeningly artificial to sweet seduction. My first thought was where this fig vodka would fall on the spectrum. Then, Kevin pointed out the tag around the bottle stating that it was awarded Double Gold in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. SOLD!
After a taste test confirming it was indeed delish, I procured my favorite bubbly, prosecco, and fresh mint to try out this cocktail. But since I didn’t have mint syrup, I took some artistic liberties. I took fresh mint leaves and muddled them in a little sugar, then added the liqueurs to help the sugar dissolve. I then strained the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a glass and topped it off with prosecco.
The cocktail was as elegant and jazzy as I imagined it would be! Sweet, crisp, with a bit of exotic je ne sais quoi reminiscent of vintage Mediterranean luxe. Divine darling! I know its super late for ringing in 2018, but I couldn’t wait to share the recipe.
In case you are considering this recipe for future get-togethers, here are a few tips:
- I found Black Fig Vodka on Drizly, so if you live in an area they service, it can be delivered to your door!
- You can prep this cocktail ahead of time. Simply muddle the mint, sugar and liqueurs like in the recipe. Once the sugar has melted strain into a bottle and refreigerate for later. For a large champagne flute, use 1.75 oz of the syrup in each glass. If you want to go very vintage and use small coupes, just half the ingredient amounts.
- To add a bit of sexy to your glasses, dip them in honey and gold sanding sugar.
So, get out your confetti, noise makers, and pop the cork! It’s time for some vintage joie de vivre before getting down to those New Years resolutions! Even our resident grumpy cat, Zora wants in on this holiday cocktail action! Isn’t she cute all dressed up for the occasion?
Many wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!
Fig Prosecco Cocktail
- honey or simple syrup
- gold sanding sugar
- mint sprigs
Fig Prosecco Cocktail
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 6 large mint leaves
- 3/4 ounce fig liqueur
- 3/4 ounce amaretto
- 4 ounces prosecco
- Spread a bit of honey or simple syrup onto a plate and spread out sanding sugar on another.
- Dip the glass rims into the honey and then the sugar.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the sugar and mint.
- Add in the fig liqueur and amaretto and muddle again.
- Let the mixture stand until the sugar is melted.
- Strain mixture into two glasses and top with prosecco.
- Garnish with a fresh mint sprig if desired.
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