Transition into fall with the Empress Ginger Fig. The flavourful homemade fig syrup combined with a generous splash of ginger beer and fresh thyme garnish will have you embracing the new season with open arms.
To build the cocktail, fill a collins glass with ice and add Empress 1908 Gin, and fig simple syrup. Give it a stir, and add the juice of half a lemon (1 oz). Top with ginger beer, and garnish with thyme and a sliced fig. *To make the syrup, heat 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 3 fresh figs (sliced in half) until lightly bubbling and gently mash the figs with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and allow to steep at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Strain and cool before using.