Brown Sugar Bourbon Cocktail

Give me some brown sugga!

Brown Sugar Bourbon Cocktail - bourbon, brown sugar simple syrup and fig preserves - this will be your new favorite drink!

So you know that list of things I used to hate but now love? Like salmon, collard greens, pickles – okay so I still loathe pickles. But bourbon was on it for a while. I used to like it in college but finally couldn’t stomach the stuff or the smell of it randomly one day.

Well that was until I had a Brown Sugga. A few months ago John and I went to the restaurant Acre in Auburn. They have specialty cocktails that change with the seasons so you knew we were excited. Of course John had to get a bourbon drink because that’s his fave. Where as I stick to vodka, tequila, gin, pretty much all the other stuff. But when I saw his drink had fig preserves in it. I was intrigued.

A sweet Bourbon cocktail that will have you wanting more!

So I had a little swig and then told the bartender that I needed my own. I think John’s jaw dropped a little. I couldn’t tell if it was a look of surprise or excitement. I don’t think it has really sunk in yet that now he has to share his bourbon collection with me but oh well.

After finally perfecting it – both of us have come to the conclusion that this is a sweet bourbon drink. So if you are more of a plain bourbon drinker then you might want to top it off with a splash more at the end. Let me know what you think!

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Brown Sugar Bourbon Cocktail
Brown Sugar Simple Syrup
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup water
Brown Sugar Bourbon Cocktail
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • brown sugar simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  1. To make the syrup, combine brown sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Heat until the sugar has dissolved. Let it come to room temperature.
  2. Add bourbon, brown sugar simple syrup, lemon juice, and fig preserves to a shaker. Fill shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into a glass with fresh ice.


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Lauren Hall

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  1. Preserves and jams are such a neat trick for a cocktail, aren’t they? You can change something up really fast that way.

  2. Oh, this does sound good – mmmm, fig preserves. And I love those glasses, beautiful!

  3. Those glasses are beautiful! I’m glad you perfected the recipe!

  4. Oh boy this is totally what I need tonight. A few would be great.

  5. It’s Friyay so cocktails like this one are a must!

  6. I’m a huge fan of bourbon, and this cocktail looks delicious!!

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