Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka (Gluten-free, Vegan & Sugar-free)

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka
It’s been a while since I have shared a cocktail recipe here on Tasty Yummies. These days I am only really drinking at home when we have people over for dinner or something of that nature, but with this fig tree in our yard, I have been forced to get super creative with all of these figs we are getting.

I even came up with a hashtag #gettingfiggywitit on Instagram, for all my fun fig adventures. Besides all of this yumminess, I have been freezing them for use in smoothies later and I have dehydrated some to also use later and some are getting mailed to my parents. If you can believe it, our tree is still going strong. We are going to have figs for quite some time.

Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka

This Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka is so simple to make, within a week you’ll be making cocktails that will blow your friends away! If you aren’t big on cocktails and the fuss of mixing, this vodka is so good you can enjoy it as is on the rocks or as a simple martini (see the recipe below).

For those that want something a little bit more substantial than vodka, try infusing bourbon or rum. I sent Meg of Beard and Bonnet home with a bunch of figs a while back when I was headed out of town, and she did something similar with her figs, except she infused brandy with her figs. I am not a big brandy drinker myself, but I love all the diversity and options when infusing spirits.

I have a feeling I will be making this infused vodka again, at least a few more times before the season is up. Maybe I need to have a fig dinner party at our house. Every dish and cocktail made somehow with figs. Haha! What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy figs?

Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka

 

Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka

Fig, Vanilla Bean and Cardamom Infused Vodka

Thanks for the name suggestion Sherrie.

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1 Meg @ Beard and Bonnet September 17, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Ahhhhh the figgy fiz, I love it and need one…like NOW!

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2 tastyyummies September 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

If you’ve got any sparkling wine at your place, I can bring the vodka and the jam and we can have one when I come over later today ;)

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3 gretchen September 18, 2013 at 10:06 am

i can’t get over that martini glass image… so totally lovely! and an awesomely fun recipe. drink up.

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4 tastyyummies September 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

Thank you so much Gretchen. That means quite a lot coming from you!! :)

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5 Erin @ Texanerin Baking September 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

Oh my. The second and fourth picture are just… stunning. I don’t even like figs but this I would try (and I’m sure love!)

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6 Chloe December 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Can I use dried figs instead of fresh to make the vodka? I can’t get any fresh figs around here

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7 Keith December 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Greetings Beth from Sunny Queensland!
I do this infusion with apricots. Any more thoughts on long-drink recipes? I use, soda water, ginger ale or sprite. I feel I can do better!
Bye for now. Keith.

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