Marriage of Figaro Cocktail Recipe

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Marriage of Figaro Cocktail Recipe

With The Marriage of Figaro cocktail, you can enjoy a tasty bourbon with a hint of figs. You will love it, since it is a natural pairing of flavors. This is certainly a homemade infusion, but you can use it to jazz up other whiskey cocktails such as the Manhattan for a unique twist. This recipe is not just an infusion, but is full of a wide range of ingredients and flavors. Judy Bronson did a fantastic job developing the product, finding a balance between the unique ingredients in it.

An infusion of fig bourbon is blended with a balance of regular bourbon and Cardamaro paired with an apple allspice dram for a great finish. The next time you want to use an amaro (such as Averna), it is highly recommended to hold out for Cardamaro instead. There is cardoon (artichoke-like) and blessed thistle in it, and it tends to be less bitter than other options.


  • A specific variety of figs is chosen for this whiskey and it is a perfect match. The black mission fig is very sweet, while the brown Turkish fig is noticeably milder and lighter in flavor.
  • During the two months that the bourbon is stored in the fridge, it will taste as good as new.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Marriage of Figaro Cocktail Recipe is 4 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Marriage of Figaro Cocktail Recipe is 523 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Marriage of Figaro Cocktail Recipe is 7203 minutes.

Tools needed

  • large glass jar
  • mixing glass


  • cocktail glass
  • stirrer

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 bottle bourbon whiskey (750ml)
  • 1/8 pound dried Turkish figs (diced)
  • 1/4 pound dried black mission figs (diced)
  • 1 oz bourbon whiskey
  • 1 oz amaro
  • 1 tsp allspice dram
  • lemon twist (for garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • For the fig-infused bourbon, pour a full bottle of bourbon in a large glass jar.
  • Add the 1/8 pound of diced, 1/4 pound of diced, dried black mission figs, and dried Turkish figs
  • Allow the infusion to rest in a cool, dark place for five to seven days. Seal it tightly. (agitate the mixture every 24 hours)
  • With a fine-mesh, strain the infusion first, then pour the strained liquor back into the original bottle by using a cheesecloth.
  • For the drink, pour the 2 bourbons, amaro, and allspice dram in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir it well
  • Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Finish it with a lemon twist for garnish. Serve and enjoy.

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