A smooth and easy fig mojito is perfect for enjoying this sensational fig season. Add a twist to the traditional cocktail for good measure.
I love when I go to a restaurant that inspires me to head straight to the kitchen and create new recipes of my own. My husband and I spend a great deal of time eating out which is probably a bit of a shock considering that I’m a food blogger that creates recipes. To me, it makes a ton of sense. After writing this blog for about three years, I can always use new inspiration so things don’t get too stale around here.
One restaurant I recently had the pleasure of dining at was Adamus Lounge in Chicago. The spread was fantastic. Seriously there was inspiration everywhere I looked. From lobster croquettes and the most incredible empanadas to the simpliest raspberry mojito, I found myself wanting to make everything I tasted.
At the end of the day I settled on a new version of the raspberry mojito that was perfect for this season. Thus the fig mojito was born.
I know quite a bit about figs. My big mama has the most luscious fig tree in her backyard in Mississippi so I adore whenever I can get my hands on some. Since fig season ends so soon, I thought that a mojito celebrating the season with the flavors of maple to highlight fall would be lovely. And I was right.
I really enjoyed this drink. I enjoyed the ease of making it, and I enjoyed the beautiful flavor of the meddled figs with hints of sweetness from the maple. I also loved the flavor and how it was highlighted by mint. Adamus was just the inspiration I needed.
- 2 figs
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 10 mint sprigs
- 3/4 cup light rum
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Club soda and ice
- Garnish: lime slices and mint sprigs
- Remove insides of figs from shell and place in two separate glasses.
- Add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and 5 mint sprigs to each glass and muddle (or mash) together using a fork.
- Next add half of rum, lime juice and sugar to each glass.
- Fill rest of glasses with ice and club soda.
- Garnish each with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint if desired and serve.