Fig Daiquiri

On June 15, 2007, in Food and Drink, by peterb


-Juice of a lemon
-6 fresh figs
-lots of rum
-about a tablespoon of sugar (depending on how sweet the figs are, adjust to taste)

Instructions: blend everything and pour into a frosted glasses. Makes 2 big drinks.

The good: The fig texture works with the ice to create a drink that will stay frozen for a while, even when there is a ton and a half of rum in the drink. It tastes like fresh figs. It’s refreshing.
The bad: Boy, this sure is expensive for something that isn’t that much better than a standard girly-drink strawberry daiquiri.

Summary: An interesting experiment, but not one I’ll do again.


6 Responses to “Fig Daiquiri”

  1. But what made it so expensive? The fresh figs? Or were you using really pricy rum?

  2. peterb says:

    Fresh figs out this way retail for about a buck apiece if you buy them a la carte. I bought a flat of 48 for $33, so my per-unit price was a bit lower. But it’s still a huge premium compared to strawberries.

    I was not using really pricy rum. This opens up an interesting topic because I’m not sure that I believe in really pricy rum (the way I believe in, say, really pricy brandy or tequila). I specifically used Appleton Estates VX, which I like a bit more than the standard Bacardi array of products, but costs about the same.

    I did see a bottle of 10 Cane Rum at the store. 10 Cane is a luxury rum sold for upwards of $30 by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (motto: “If it costs too much for no apparent reason, we make it.”) When I returned from the liquor store that night, I said to my friends “I just made my saving throw against stupidly expensive rum.” If anyone has tried the 10 Cane and has an opinion on whether it’s “worth it” (whatever that means), I’d be intrigued to hear your opinion. Alternatively, if anyone from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton reads this humble blog, feel free to fly me to Paris to educate me. I am definitely for sale.

  3. Nat says:

    I bought a bottle of 10 Cane the other week because I am a sucker.

    It’s not bad, but I like cheaper stuff like the Cruzan single-barrel variety better.

    “We make this from sugar cane and not molasses” makes for nice marketing copy, but it turns out that molasses has a lot of, y’know, flavor.

  4. Alex says:

    My Venezuelan in-laws have introduced me to the most excellent Ron Pampero Aniversario. Or simply “Aniversario” as it is called:

    I haven’t really found anything comparable, although I think Mount Gay is a great rum if you have a lower budget.

  5. jeff says:

    A great budget rum is — I am not joking — “Sailor Jerry” rum. It was recommended to me by a friend of a friend:

    I tried it and loved it. It’s as smooth and tasty as rum at three times the price.

  6. pooserj says:

    best rum ever: Montecristo 12 year