The Story Behind The Fig Leaf Blower

In this fruit-forward cocktail created by bartender Zach Alvey of Kansas City’s Chartreuse Saloon, fig and plum liqueurs fuse with orange-infused whiskey, for a drink that’s bright and fragrant, and still perfect for winter.

On chillier nights, skip the ice and serve this cocktail warm for a more complex take on a Hot Toddy.

This recipe is part of our 2023 Holiday Cocktail Countdown. Click here to see all of the festive recipes as they publish throughout December.


  • 1 ounce Up n’ Down Rock and Bourbon - Fig + Birch
  • 1 ounce Fruitful Fig Liqueur
  • 1 ounce Averell Damson Plum Gin Liqueur
  • 1 ounce lemon juice


  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain over ice in a rocks glass.
  3. To serve hot: Add all ingredients to a mug and stir with 4 ounces of hot water.

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Updated: 2023-12-04

The Fig Leaf Blower