1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce Fig + Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup (recipe below)
2 dashes orange bitters
2-4 ounces tonic
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, simple syrup and bitters. Stir well. Strain into a glass with an ice cube and top with tonic to taste. Garnish with a fresh fig slice. Enjoy!
Fig and Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup
6 fresh figs, stems removed and halved
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or scrape the seeds from 1 vanilla bean)
Add all the ingredients to a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5-7 minutes or until figs break down. Allow to cool, and strain using a fine mesh strainer.