The Story Behind The Figgy Pudding

If you’re in the mood for a whiskey cocktail that’s on the lighter side, the Figgy Pudding, created by bartender and Speed Rack co-founder Lynnette Marrero, is a great place to start. This sessionable option employs bourbon as its base with the addition of apple cider, lemon juice, and ginger beer.

A homemade fig-infused honey syrup provides the “figgy” part of the Figgy Pudding for a cocktail that’s sweet, zippy, and refreshing — perfect for brightening the bumbling days between Christmas and New Year’s.

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 ½ ounces bourbon
  • ½ ounce apple cider
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • ¼ ounce fig-Infused honey*
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • Garnish: apple slice or dehydrated apple


  1. Add bourbon, apple cider, lemon juice, and honey to a shaker tin with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a small wine glass with fresh ice.
  3. Top with ginger beer.
  4. Garnish with apple slice or dehydrated apple.

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Updated: 2023-12-27

*Fig-Infused Honey Ingredients

  • 200 grams honey
  • 150 grams dried figs, halved
  • ¼ cup warm water

*Fig-Infused Honey Directions

  1. Heat all ingredients over medium flame in a saucepan, careful not to boil.
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
The Figgy Pudding