Christmas in Puerto Rico is a big thing, especially for those who enjoy those seasonal snacks when they appear at your local stores or supermarkets. Walnuts, hazelnuts, and gumdrops are part of my list of favorites. But growing up, there was a plate with figs among all those other delicacies.
But are figs a Christmas thing? Yes, they are
These ancient and delicious dried fruits are a typical festive product and a must-have for Christmas. There is no Christmas without dried fruit, starting with figs.
And whether you like them just as a dried fruit treat, in cookies or jam, there is a distinguishable taste of a holiday in them.
Taking it a step further, we share this cocktail recipe with you because Figs and Rum are a holiday on their own.
Figs Dark and Stormy Rum Cocktail
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Fresh figs and thyme for serving
1 tablespoon of fig preserves
3 ounces of ginger beer
2 ounces of your favorite dark rum
Shake the fig preserves, rum, and lemon juice together, then strain into a glass filled with ice.
Add the ginger beer for that spicy ginger kick and a subtle sweetness that makes this cocktail perfect.
Finally, finish with fresh figs and thyme.