The Story Behind the Figs in the Sun Cocktail: A Croatian Special
The Figs in the Sun Cocktail is a delightful concoction with an intriguing background and fun elements. It finds its roots in the beautiful landscapes of Croatia, where figs and olive oil are vital parts of the local cuisine. A unique and refreshing cocktail, Figs in the Sun, is crafted with international spirits like vodka and Grand Marnier, making it globally appealing.
In the United States, this Croatian-origin cocktail has quickly gained a fan base due to its enchanting mix of fruity sweetness and tangy citrus notes. It has become a popular choice for brunches, dinner parties, or summer soirées. Whether served on the rocks or in a tall glass topped with club soda, its versatility in presentation is notable.
Our Rendition of the Figs in the Sun Cocktail
Our rendition of the Figs in the Sun Cocktail is a vibrant and delicious treat that highlights the ripe sweetness of summer figs. A crucial ingredient in our traditional recipe is Selo Croatian olive oil. This cocktail is typically mixed with ripe figs, vodka, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, simple syrup, and a surprising twist of Selo Croatian olive oil. The result is a refreshing, sweet, and tangy libation that's perfect for any gathering. Our Figs in the Sun Cocktail, infused with the authentic taste of Selo olive oil, is a brilliant way to salute the summer sun and bring some Croatian flair to your beverage selection.
Can fig jam be used in the place of fresh figs?
Yes, you can definitely substitute a spoonful of fig jam if fresh figs aren't readily available. Just muddle the jam with the lemon juice before adding the other ingredients.
Why add Selo Croatian olive oil to the cocktail?
Adding Selo Croatian olive oil to this cocktail can provide a unique flavor and texture. However, since oil and alcohol don't fully mix, you need to shake the cocktail thoroughly before serving to ensure the ingredients are as well combined as possible.
Should the cocktail be shaken or stirred?
For the Figs in the Sun Cocktail, it's best to shake the cocktail vigorously to blend the distinct taste of Selo olive oil into the mix effectively.
Figs in the Sun Cocktail
Selo Olive Oil
- 2 ripe figs, plus extra for garnish
- 1.5 ounces of vodka
- 1 ounce of Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
- 1/2 ounce of lemon juice
- 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
1/2 ounce of Selo Croatian olive oil
- Club soda, to top
- Fresh mint for garnish
- Prepare the Figs: Remove the stems from the figs and cut them into quarters. Muddle the figs in the bottom of a cocktail shaker to release their juice.
- Mix the Cocktail: Add the vodka, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, simple syrup, and olive oil to the cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds, until well chilled.
- Serve: Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with a splash of club soda and stir gently to combine.
- Garnish: Garnish the cocktail with a slice of fresh fig and a sprig of mint.
If fresh figs aren't available, you can substitute a spoonful of fig jam. Muddle the jam with the lemon juice before adding the other ingredients.
Warning: This cocktail contains olive oil, which can add a unique flavor and texture. However, oil and alcohol do not fully mix. Make sure to shake the cocktail thoroughly before serving to ensure the ingredients are as well combined as possible. Consume responsibly.