When fresh figs are in season, our creative cooking and mixology skills take over. This fig and lemon fizz is a modern mixture, a little unexpected but very enjoyable.
A fig tree lives up to 100 years and grows to 15 metres tall. Figs need sunshine and flourish in hot, dry climates. They originated in Western Asia and made their way to the Mediterranean in prehistoric times where they became one of the very first cultivated fruit trees.
Figs are sweet but not too sweet, they add texture and they look really good with a multitude of warm colours. All the above are the reasons why figs are popular for cooks, bakers and mixologists.
Fresh Fig and Lemon Fizz
- Make the fig puree or muddle half a fig in a shaker.
- Add all ingredients and shake well.
- Fill glasses with the mixture and top up with soda.
- Garnish with a fresh fig and a sprig of fresh rosemary.