Fig and Thistle

[Photo: Lizz Schumer]

Leo Robitschek of NoMad and Eleven Madison Park in New York crafted this cocktail as a fruitcake taste-alike. It's full of zesty, spicy, citrusy notes.

About the Author: Lizz Schumer is the author of Buffalo Steel and the editor of The Springville Journal, located near Buffalo, N.Y. She can be found at or followed @eschumer.

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Fig and Thistle

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:shaker, strainer, jigger
This recipe appears in: How to Make Leo Robitschek's 'Fig and Thistle' at Home


  • 1 1/2 ounces Excellia Blanco Tequila
  • 1 ounce Cardamaro
  • 1/2 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fig preserves, such as Bonne Maman


  1. 1

    Add tequila, Cardamaro, lemon juice, and fig preserves to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.


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