Figgy Smalls


Figgy Smalls



1 lemon wedge

2 ounces black-fig-infused cognac*

3/4 ounce Grand Marnier

1/4 ounce simple syrup

1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed

1/2 ounce orange juice, freshly squeezed

Garnish: vanilla sugar**

Garnish: 1 sage leaf


1. Rub the outside rim of a cocktail glass with the lemon wedge, coat with the vanilla sugar and set aside.

2. Add the cognac, Grand Marnier, syrup and juices into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

3. Double-strain into the prepared glass.

4. Garnish with a sage leaf.


*Black-fig-infused cognac: Fill a large container with 375 mL cognac and 4 cups dried figs. Let sit for a few days, shaking it periodically. Strain out solids.


**Vanilla sugar: Put 1 cup sugar and 1 vanilla bean (cut open) in a container and shake to combine. Store up to a month.

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