The biggest secret to having fun with mixology is to try unfamiliar liquors and liqueurs as well unique combinations of ingredients, including ones you know well. Of course, not every recipe you create will be a winner, but that’s the other part of the fun — experimenting and tweaking until you get it just right!
Just remember that the world will not end if a recipe doesn’t turn out perfect the first time. It’s to be expected, but as you continue to sample different ingredients and combine them in different ways, you’ll discover that the recipes keep getting better and better.
A Drink To Start
The Pickled Fig Divatini
This unexpected combination intrigues the tastebuds with a rich smoothness accented by notes of green fire and cooling cucumber!
In a mixing glass or shaker bottom with ice, combine the following:
- 2.25 oz. (1-1/2 Parts) Fig Vodka (Such as Figenza® or Black Infusions Black Fig® )
- 0.75 oz. (1/2 part) Wild Moon® Lime Liqueur
- 0.75 oz. (1/2 part) Wild Moon® Cucumber Liqueur
- 0.375 oz. (1/4 part) Chartreuse Green Liqueur
- 2.25 oz. (2 Parts) Extra Dry Vermouth
Stir well and strain into a well-chilled martini glass and serve with an olive.
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