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Fig Margarita: a Cinco de Mayo Cocktail

Try a Ginger Fig Margarita in your next Cinco de Mayo menu! This recipe shows you how to make Fig mezcal to use in a Cinco de Mayo cocktail.
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Cinco de Mayo Cocktail, cinco de mayo menu
Calories: 1397kcal


Fig-Infused Mezcal

Ginger Syrup

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp fresh ginger peeled and chopped

Fig Margaritas

  • 2 ounces Fig-infused Mezcal
  • 1/2 ounce Ginger Syrup
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ice



Make Fig-Infused Mezcal:

  • Combine figs and mezcal in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid. Seal and leave at room temperature to infuse for 1 week.
  • Pour into a blender, blend until figs are completely puréed. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a large measuring cup. Press on the solids to extract all mezcal. You should have about 1 cup of Fig-Infused Mezcal.
  • Use right away or keep in a tightly-sealed container for up to a month at room temperature.

Make Ginger Syrup:

  • Combine all the ingredients for the ginger syrup in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk to dissolve the sugar and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and steep until cool. Strain out the ginger.
  • Use right away or keep in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Make Fig Margaritas:

  • Rub a lime or orange wedge on the rim of a cocktail glass. Dip in coarse salt and fill glass with ice.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add Fig-Infused Mezcal, Ginger Syrup, and lime juice. Shake vigorously. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with a California Dried fig, an orange wedge and a lime wedge. ¡Salúd!


Recipe and photos by Kate Ramos


Calories: 1397kcal | Carbohydrates: 113g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 108g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg