The Holiday season is upon us and you know what that means……one opportunity after another for cocktails! Creating a festive cocktail for your guests is a great way of adding your own personal touch to a dinner or holiday party. Maggie Hemsworth from Delish Catering Chicago shared a unique fizzy fig cocktail recipe using homemade sugar cubes (which we LOVE giving as a hostess gift!) in the recent issue of The Party Dress Magazine.
Simply mix 5 oz. of prosseco with 1 or 2 sugar cubes, and add a fig sliced in half.
4 tbsp Jo Snow fig, vanilla & black pepper syrup
1 ½ cups pure cane sugar
Cover a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Heat the syrup in the microwave for 20 seconds. Pour syrup over the sugar. Use a fork to combine the sugar and syrup. It should be grainy, kind of like fluffy sand. If too wet add more sugar. If too dry, add more syrup to get correct consistency. Pour on to pan. Using only about ¼ to 1/3 of the pan, pack sugar in to a rectangle. Using a bench scrapper or knife, cut sugar into ½” squares. Allow to dry for about 40 minutes. Then carefully pull cubes apart and allow to dry for another hour or two.