As the seasons change so do our cocktails of choice. While Summer is a time for lighter fruit based cocktails, Fall is perfect for some bolder, deeper flavors. Bourbon is a spirit that can be a bit of an acquired taste, it can take some time to appreciate its complexities. With that in mind I wanted to kind of demystify bourbon, its not just a drink for cigar rooms, and speakeasies, it has a playful side too. I love my Kadota Fig Spread and am always looking for excuses to experiment with it. Bourbon and fig is a match made in heaven. Figs have a unique sweetness that perfectly compliments the smokiness of the bourbon. Even with the fig to brighten it up, bourbon is a stiff drink I wanted to mellow it out a little more...so I added vanilla ice cream. Vanilla, Fig, and Bourbon, talk about a perfect combination. The spice notes of the bourbon blend with the vanilla, and the fig adds a subtle sweetness. This is a recipe that is sure to please everyone, from the novice to the bourbon aficionado. Enjoy!!
Combine in a blender and serve in a tall glass - sprinkle another dash of cinnamon on top if you like. YUM!