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When figuring out how to incorporate figs into his most recent cocktail menu, Jeff Zillmann of Anvil in Houston decided to go for an infusion rather than a jam or a puree. “I've worked with figs in the past and enjoy the earthy richness they can bring to a spirit when infused,” says Zillmann, who opted to infuse bourbon with figs for this simple, Manhattan-esque cocktail. “They also add a touch of sweetness, which pairs well with the bitterness from the Cynar and Punt e Mes.” A small measure of cinnamon syrup and a dash of tiki bitters finish off the cocktail with a touch of sweetness and spiced depth.

English In What



  • 1.5 oz Fig-Infused Bourbon
  • .5 oz Cynar
  • .25 oz Punt e Mes Vermouth
  • 1 barspoon cinnamon syrup
  • 1 dash Bittermens Elemakule Tiki Bitters
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish
  • Artichoke petal, for garnish


Step one

Add all ingredients save for the garnishes to a mixing glass and fill with ice.

Step two

Stir, and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Step three

Garnish with a cinnamon stick and an artichoke petal.

Contributed by Jeff Zillmann