Forget figgy pudding, this fig cocktail is more festive

Fig cocktail, Figtorious Celebrations, phot by Cristine Struble
Fig cocktail, Figtorious Celebrations, phot by Cristine Struble /

While that idea of figgy pudding might be mentioned in classic holiday tales, it may not be the most exciting way to enjoy that fig flavor. This fig cocktail will have everyone feeling the holiday cheer.

Certain flavors are often associated with a particular time of year. While fig season might be the freshest or juiciest during late summer, the fruit seems to have a moment during the holidays. It might be the reference to that infamous figgy pudding.

Although some people might have grown up with that classic Fig Newton cookie or love that dollop of fig jam on the cheese plate, the flavor is not limited to just a few places.

With a fig cocktail, the idea is to bring that sweet juiciness to the glass but not have the beverage feel like a sugar fest. Balance is key.

Many people have come to appreciate Fresh Victor and its robust beverage line. The fresh, clean label, cold-pressed juice mixers bring the flavor without the unwanted extras. Whether used in a cocktail or a mocktail, the refrigerated beverage can make even the most novice cocktail enthusiasts feel like a master.

From the holiday party to just craving a well-crafted cocktail, Fresh Victor makes shaking up that satisfying sipper easier. Since the key with any cocktail is finding the balance, this fig cocktail has an unsuspecting mixer, the Fresh Victor Grapefruit and Sea Salt.

Many people use the Fresh Victor Grapefruit and Sea Salt in a mimosa or even a paloma. The bright, zesty flavor is clean, crisp. Without being too tart, it is quite refreshing.

When used with fig flavors, the resulting cocktail is sweet yet not overly cloying. The brightness from the grapefruit lifts the overall flavor. It makes it quite drinkable.

fig cocktail using Fresh Victor
Fig cocktail, Figtorious Celebrations, phot by Cristine Struble /

Here’s how to make the ultimate holiday fig cocktail, Figtorious Celebrations.


  • 2 oz Fresh Victor Grapefruit and Sea Salt
  • 2 oz VSOP Cognac
  • .5 oz Fig Syrup
  • Garnish: Vertically sliced half of a black mission fig,
  • Optional: 1 spritz over the top with Alica and the Magician Spicy Ginger


  • In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients, fill the shaker with ice, shake while (to chill and dilute) and strain up (no ice) in a small Old Fashioned glass. Add garnish and serve.

Whether enjoyed at a party, before a meal, or even as a slightly sweet ending to a feast, the options are many. And, it will be more well received than that figgy pudding this holiday season.

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