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Crème de figue liquor is a rich, sweet, amber liqueur traditionally made in Dijon, France, by macerating figs in alcohol. It has a fruity, delicately spiced flavour, with notes of raisin, vanilla, honey and prune. It’s an ingredient loved by mixologists at Smokey Kudu in London, Green Door speakeasy in Berlin and Le Syndicat in Paris. It’s also wonderful poured over vanilla ice cream, served on its own alongside bitter chocolate or nutty nougat, or mixed with sparkling wine like in this celebratory aperitif. Available to buy from or

Fig and grapefruit twinkle cocktail recipe


  • 1 grapefruit
  • 20ml crème de figue liquor (we used Edmond Briottet)
  • 25ml grapefruit gin (we used Malfy Gin Rosa)
  • 1 dash of Angostura bitters
  • 125ml crémant, champagne or other dry sparkling wine, chilled
  • figs, halved, to serve


  • STEP 1

    First, peel the zest from the grapefruit, then slice the fruit in half and juice. Pour 25ml of the juice into a champagne or fluted wine glass along with the crème de figue, gin and bitters. Mix well.

  • STEP 2

    Top up with sparkling wine, then twist a strip of the grapefruit zest over the top to release its oils. Garnish with a slice of fresh fig and the twist of grapefruit zest.


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