Fig Leaf Cocktail

Make this Fig Leaf Cocktail and you will have a unique and elegant cocktail that’s perfect for fall. Fig leaf syrup adds a subtle vanilla and coconut flavor to this craft cocktail that everyone will enjoy.

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fig leaf vodka gimlet cocktails in pink gilded coupe glasses

This Fig Leaf Vodka Gimlet is certainly a unique and interesting cocktail. Yes, fig leaves are edible, and yes they taste great! It’s similar to cherry or peach pits tasting like almonds, which have been used to make flavored spirits for quite some time. Fig leaves also have a subtle and delicate flavor that works perfectly in a cocktail.

How to Make a Fig Leaf Cocktail

  1. Add vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice, and fig leaf syrup to a cocktail shaker with fresh ice. Shake until nice and cold, about 20 seconds.
  2. Strain the liquid into a coupe glass. Garnish if desired with a fig slice or lime peel.

How to get Fig Leaf Flavor into a Cocktail

To get the flavor of a fig leaf into a cocktail, you will be adding a simple syrup made of sugar, water, and fresh fig leaves. You can find the link to the recipe HERE or in the recipe card.

fig leaf syrup in a flip top bottle
Fig Leaf Syrup


Fig leaves have a flavor that reminds me of vanilla and coconut. There is almost an element of nuttiness like almond or cashew. Although the flavor is distinct and unique, it is also subtle so don’t expect a flavor bomb from this recipe.

fresh fig leaves
A fresh fig leaf from my tree!

What Vodka to Use for a Fig Leaf Vodka Gimlet

As with most cocktails, the better quality liquor you use, the better your cocktail is going to taste. Since a gimlet has only three ingredients, you will certainly taste the difference between inexpensive vodka and higher quality.

I used Tito’s Vodka for my gimlet. I like Tito’s because it’s still decently priced (about $25-$30) and it has a smooth taste that works well in craft cocktails. That being said, you can use your favorite vodka, and if it’s inexpensive but you love it, go for it!

fig leaf syrup cocktails

At Home Bartending Tools

I always say, to make a great cocktail at home, you need the right tools. For this craft cocktail, you will need a cocktail shaker with a strainer, a measuring jigger, and a coupe glass. Below are some of my favorite picks.

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fig syrup cocktail in a coupe glass

Fig Leaf Vodka Gimlet

5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 189kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous



  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce fig leaf syrup
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • fig slice or lime peel for garnish (optional)


  • Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with fresh ice. Shake until nice and cold, about 20 seconds.
  • Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish if desired with a fig slice or a lime peel. Cheers!


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 14.7g | Calcium: 4mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

fig leaf gimlet cocktail in a pink coupe glass
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