The other reason to buy figs is that you can pair them with a lot of food that's in the tasty but bad-for-you camp. Prusciutto-wrapped figs
are the right balance of salty and sweet and have this always-desirable
ratio: It's not hard to make them and you get a lot of praise.
On the other end of the spectrum, figs are a good addition to a salad, and can be substituted for dried berries in most recipes.
Although I've never attempted to make a fig cocktail, it seems
eminently possible if you were to treat the juice like that of watermelon or
ripe berries. This fig cocktail uses blueberry-infused vodka and ginger simple syrup in what sounds like a time-intensive winner.
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