I love the flavors of dried fruits in the fall, love figs all year round, best when they're fresh but much more richly flavorful when dried.
To make this cocktail I muddled sliced California Calimyrna Dried Figs in an ounce and a half of the vermouth in a cocktail stiring pitcher, let that sit and marinate for awhile. Then add very good ice, an ounce and a half of a mild gin and an ounce of a wonderful Amaro, Cynar.
To garnish we burnt some clementines and added Regan's Blood Orange Bitters.
Poured into a cocktail glass after being stirred very well.
Monopolowa Dry Gin "is a superb smooth gin and a connoisseur’s delight, produced in Austria in a traditional manner using the highest quality triple distilled rectified spirits obtained from special varieties of potatoes and a special and unique blend of the finest and choicest traditional natural gin ingredients (including juniper berries, orange and lemon peels, coriander, anise, fennel and ginger)." Premium Brands
It is one of our favorites for its wonder flavors that are rich yet very balanced and allow other tastes come through. We got this at Palate Wine and Spirits in Newburgh.