Lush Life

To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Oct 3, 2013

Whiskey Fig Jam Cocktail

Anytime I do a cheese plate with my girl friends, we have to have a jar of fig jam out.  It's just a necessary luxury.  I had never thought about using it in cocktails until I stumbled across this recipe for a Whiskey Fig Jam Cocktail on the Dessert for Two blog.  Depending on the kind of jam you have, feel free to add a dash of cinnamon and "fall" it up.  I can't wait to have another get-together with my girlfriends and serve these drinks with a massive cheese plate.

Whiskey Fig Jam Cocktail
  • 1 Tbs fig jam
  • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbs of fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 oz rye whiskey (I used Bulleit)
  • Lemon balm or thyme sprig for garnish

- In a shaker filled with ice, add the fig jam, cinnamon, sugar, lime juice and rye whiskey.
- Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- Garnish with the lemon balm or thyme.