If memory serves, I got this unique recipe from a friend back home. We have a huge fig tree in our front garden so it seemed only apt to have a Fig Leaf Liqueur recipe to go with it. Sadly this is not an instant recipe as you need to store the liqueur for a month to mature before enjoying it – it is however worth the wait.
Fig Leaf Liqueur
12 fig leaves
- Combine the sugar and the water in a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Wash the fig leaves and add them to the sugar water and bring to the boil and boil for 20 minutes.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and remove the fig leaves and allow the syrup to cool.
- Add the gin and stir through.
- Pour the liqueur into sterilised bottles and seal.
Store for a month before use.