Cinnamon-Cherry Figuette

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Cinnamon-Cherry Figuette

Makes 1 Quart

Figuette is an chilled fruit tisane made with a base of dried figs. Traditionally figuette is made with figs and juniper berries, but in this recipe we’ve decided to experiment with other flavors.

Calimyrna figs make this figuette a lot lighter in color and flavor than mission fig figuette recipes. Dried tart cherries give the drink’s golden color an added ruby hue while also imparting a strong cherry flavor. Ceylon cinnamon is a more mild alternative to the cassia cinnamon you find in most grocery stores, adding a savory rather than hot note.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 qt Water
  • 15 Dried Calimyrna Figs
  • 8 Dried Tart Cherries
  • 1 four-inch Ceylon Cinnamon stick
  • (you could substitute conventional cinnamon (cassia), but the drink may be spicier)

DIRECTIONS

1

In a large jar combine the water, figs, dried cherries and ceylon cinnamon.
2

Close the jar and steep the mixture in your refrigerator for one week.
3

Strain out and discard the figs, cherries, and cinnamon stick, then transfer the liquid to a bottle that shows off its color. Close the bottle and let the figuette rest in your refrigerator for an additional 4-5 days so the flavor can mature.
4

Serve chilled in small clear glasses.
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