The Vodka Fig
Serves 20 (in 10 oz. rocks glass filled halfway with ice or in 30 chilled coupes)
For Thyme Simple Syrup:
3 cup sugar
3 cup water
30 sprigs thyme
10 fresh figs (quartered) or 2 cups frozen figs
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Over low heat, boil then turn down heat, then add figs and thyme. Simmer for 5 minutes on low, then cool for 5 minutes. Remove figs and thyme. Strain over a glass measuring bowl until ready to use.
Assemble Cocktail: In a one gallon jug, combine vodka with Cointreau, then add the thyme simple syrup and lemon juice. When ready to serve, pour into a serving pitcher or punch bowl with ice on the side and figs and thyme to garnish individual glasses. Splash with a bit of Sparkling water to lighten it up if desired & Cheers!