Figgy Tonic

Flavor-rich figs mingle with aged rum and a splash of ruby Port in this tempting tonic from one of Imbibe’s 2013 Cities to Watch list from the Jan/Feb 2013 “Imbibe 75” issue.

2 oz. aged rum
2 figs (fresh or dried)
1/2 oz. ruby Port
1 barspoon fresh lemon juice
2-3 oz. tonic water
Tools: paring knife, muddler, mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
Glass: Collins
Garnish: straw and halved fig

Halve figs with a sharp paring knife and muddle in a mixing glass with lemon juice and Port. Add rum and stir with ice cubes until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with tonic and garnish.

Jackson D. Holland, The Macintosh, Charleston