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Fig Manhattan

Happy Veteran’s Day! We try to make our holidays count for both rest and celebration. Trying a new drink with friends is a great way to do that and this fig Manhattan gives a fun twist to a more traditional fall drink. Today is a great day to freshen up your bar skills and bridge the party gap into the holidays.

To make the Fig Manhattan use 3/4 oz sweet vermouth, 2 1/2 oz burbon whiskey, 1 1/2 oz thyme simple syrup, 1 dash of orange bitters and one fig quartered.

In a mixing glass, muddle the quartered fig with the thyme simple syrup. Top with ice, then add the vermouth, whisky and orange bitters. Shake until cold and strain into a chilled champagne glass. Add in extra fig and a sprig of thyme for garnish.

Styled by Alli Michelle. Photography by Andrea Doizer for A Subtle Revelry issue two.


  • Aleah and Nick
    November 12, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Sounds so tasty! We love anything with fig….fig slices. Fig infusion. Fig jam…you catch our drift. :)

  • Amy Powell
    November 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

    whaaaaat?? that sounds amazing! and I have figs in my freezer waiting for a good excuse for me to pull them out & use them. awesome.

    • Victoria
      November 12, 2012 at 8:51 am

      Amy, you can freeze figs??? I don’t think I knew that:) Perfect.

  • Yelle
    November 12, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Yum yum YUM! I would have never thought of this and it sounds so delicious! I have never had a Manhattan but I do love bourbon, and figs, so why not together!

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