It's official! It might be a week early but we're moving on to autumn recipes 😁. Starting off easy with a seasonal beverage, a fig thyme cider cocktail!
Figs are one of my faves to transition into fall with because surprisingly enough they're in season starting in August. Instead of jumping into pumpkin right off the bat we can ease into autumn with a little bit of summer in tow.
Of course, this pink hued beverage has my standard gin base which you can totally switch it to vodka if that's more your scene. Smash it up in a muddler with some figs, and a little homemade thyme simple syrup for a touch of savory. Top if off with your favorite dry hard cider and a splash of club soda.
Boom! Early autumn in a glass.
Enjoy the perfect mix of fall with this fig thyme cider cocktail, recipe below!Print
Celebrate the best flavors of Autumn with fresh fall figs, thyme simple syrup, your favorite dry hard cider and a splash of gin!
For the Simple Syrup
- 6-8 thyme sprigs
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
For the Cocktail
- ½ ounce thyme simple syrup (more as desired for sweeter cocktail)
- 3 large mission black figs
- 1 ounce gin (I used blue sapphire)
- 2 ounces dry hard cider (I used Dry Cider from the Seattle Cider Company)
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- Club soda
- Fig slices, thyme sprig for garnish
- Make the Thyme Simple Syrup: In a small pot, heat sugar and water to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add thyme sprigs. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove sprigs and strain the syrup to remove any loose leaves. Chill until completely cooled and ready to use.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the gin, lime juice, thyme simple syrup, and figs. Make sure to smash the figs up really well!
- Strain into a glass over ice. Gently stir cider into the glass.
- Top with a splash of club soda.
- Garnish with a couple fresh fig slices and a small sprig of fresh thyme. Serve immediately.