Fig Vodka Martini Recipe (2024)

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5 from 12 reviews

Fig Vodka Martini is a delightful, unique mixture of vodka, triple sec, fig preserves, apple and lime juices, but you can use any high quality fig jam or marmalade. If you love figs, you will love this easy co*cktail. If you don't like figs, or think they don't belong in co*cktails, as did I, read on and give it a chance.

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Hello Friends. Geoffrey here again. It looks like I will be the official writer of our co*cktail recipes. Not a bad thing since I need to drink them to write about them. If you have been following us for a while, you probably noticed that we started to share more co*cktail recipes than in the past. There are two reasons for that. The first is that we didn’t really have many here in the first place. The second reason is that over the last year we have discovered quite a number of unique, unusual co*cktails that we love, and want to share them with you.

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This Fig Vodka Martini is certainly one we want to share with you. It is a delightful, unique mixture of vodka, triple sec, apple and lime juices, and fig preserves. For this fig martini we use Black Fig Preserves, but you can use any high quality black fig jam, preserves, or marmalade, or even a fig chutney or fig & almond confit. Look at the ingredients before purchasing to check the fig fruit content verses the sugar, pectin, and other ingredients. You want a gourmet jam that is mostly figs and less if not zero of the others.

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Coming Clean about Figs

Before I can give you all the specific details about this vodka and fig martini recipe, I need to come clean about something. I’ve never been a big fan of figs. Ever since I was a child, I’ve liked Fig Newtons but never purposely bought any. I’ve never had the inclination to taste a raw fig before either. Just was not a flavor that excited me. Carlos however is obsessed with black figs.

So over the course of time, I have had my eyes, and pallet, open to the diverse ways figs can be used in many different dishes and drinks, as well as be eaten on their own. I haven’t stepped over the threshold into eating them alone yet, but who knows. That is all to say that I have developed an appreciation for figs and love enjoy them in everything. This fig vodka martini is definitely a winner in my (recipe) book.

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Instructions for the Fig Vodka Martini Recipe

The steps you want to take when making the Black Fig Vodka Martini are:

  1. Squeeze the lime juice into a shaker (with no ice). I find that 1 ounce of lime juice is usually a half of a large lime. To be 100% accurate you can squeeze the lime directly over a bar jigger to the 1 ounce mark.
  2. Then you want to mix the fig jam and lime juice together until the jam is fully dissolved. You can omit this step if you are in a hurry, but I find that dissolving the jam before it’s in the ice helps to incorporate the flavor easier throughout the drink.
  3. Once the jam is incorporated with the lime juice, add your ice, vodka, triple sec, and apple juice.
  4. Shake for a good 15 seconds and then strain into a chilled co*cktail glass, and garnish with a slice of fig salami or a fresh fig.

Simple as that.

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Drinks for Two

You will notice that this Fig Vodka Martini, and all of our co*cktail recipes are for servings of two. We decided to do this for three reasons:

  1. First and foremost, we are husbands, so we are rarely drinking alone. We suspect that if you are making our co*cktails, you are drinking with a spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend, or a friend in general.
  2. Second, it makes it easier to pour full ounces of liquids than deal with all the halves and three quarters.
  3. Third, if you are drinking alone, you probably will want to get that second round in your glass without having to make the co*cktail recipe again. As for the third and fourth round, you’ll have to make the recipe again.... unless, you click on the “2x” modifier in the recipe card and make two batches at the same time. ;)
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Other recipes with black figs

If you are interested in learning a little more about figs, check out our Vanilla Fig Ice Cream recipe where we talk more about figs. As I mentioned before, Carlos loves figs, and over the years we have created a number of recipes that have figs. If you love figs, here are a few of them for you to try:

  • Kalamata Fig Vinaigrette
  • Sausage Bites with Fig Mustard
  • Easy Rugelach with Jam Walnut Filling
  • Walnut Macaroon Thumbprint Cookies with Fig Preserves

Will you try this Fig Vodka Martini Recipe?

Have you tried a co*cktail with fig yet? If not, I highly recommend it. Why not try this easy vodka fig martini recipe? If you have had a fig martini before, I would love to hear from you. What kind of fig martini was it? What was in it, and where did you see/drink it? And of course, did you love, like or hate it? Leave me a comment below. I would love to know.

Wishing you a Fig-tastic Week!

Geoffrey Swetz


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Fig Vodka Martini Recipe

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5 from 12 reviews

  • Author: Geoffrey Swetz
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Fig Vodka Martini is a unique mixture of vodka, triple sec, apple and lime juices, and fig preserves, but you can use any high quality fig jam or marmalade. If you love figs, you will love this easy co*cktail. If you don't like figs, or think they don't belong in co*cktails, read our recipe post and give it a chance.




  1. Mix jam and lime juice together in a shaker until jam is fully dissolved.
  2. Add ice, vodka, triple sec, and apple juice, and shake for 15 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled co*cktail glass, and garnish with a slice of fig salami or fresh fig.


Drink responsibly.If you are under the legal drinking age limit for your state or country, this recipe is not for you. Sorry.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: drinks
  • Method: shake
  • Cuisine: Greek

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Fig Vodka Martini Recipe (13)Hey there, I'm Carlos, a food and drink enthusiast, recipe blogger and Food Photographer. I'm constantly seeking out new flavors, ingredients, and recipes to create unforgettable culinary experiences. I love the creative process of cooking, the way different flavors and textures can come together to create something truly unique. And of course, I'm always eager to pair my dishes with the perfect drinks and co*cktails to elevate the experience even further.
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  1. Martina Pacheco

    This is so delicious and refreshing. I made it with my homemade black fig infused vodka instead of jam. I make fig jam too. I left out the apple juice as I didn’t have any but will make it again using the apple juice. This is definitely a keeper recipe and will share with friends! Thank you for sharing this recipe!


    • Carlos

      Homemade black fig infused vodka, and homemade fig jam puts you a few steps about us for sure. Feel free to send us some if you ever have "too much" LOL. Glad you like the recipe, and sounds like you'll be making it for a while.


  2. geoffrey

    This looks like a great recipe


    • Geoffrey Swetz

      thanks for your comment


  3. Naima

    You should try Black Infusions' Black Fig Vodka, its flavor comes only from dried figs and there's no additives and no preservatives. It makes a great Black Fig Martini.


    • Geoffrey Swetz

      Good afternoon Naima,

      Thank you for the feedback and recommendations. We would love to try your vodka flavor. We love to make co*cktails and try new things. Thank you!


  4. Irina

    I love your recipe of fig vodka martini. It is something new to give a try. And by the way, I love your on-line shop :)


  5. Priya Shiva

    What a wonderful idea to add fig in martini! I got to try this!


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      To give it a try. We are sure you'll love it and make it again and again.


  6. stephanie

    These martinis are the perfect adult beverage, I will definitely be making these again.


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      So glad you liked them Stephanie. We tend to make them often as well.


  7. Anita

    I love fig, and I can eat plenty of toast just with the marmalade. It's delicious in this drink too.


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      Yes, the fig marmalade is wonderful toast and just about anything. Let us know what you think about this martini.


  8. Nart | Cooking with Nart

    I love figs and also grow them! This drink looks so gorgeous and I bet it tastes good too!


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      WOW, you grow figs? Some people have all the luck. Go make this martini right away.


  9. Lynn @ Fresh April Flours

    I also don’t love figs but this co*cktail sounds really delicious.


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      I'm converted Lynn. I highly recommend this martini even if you don't love figs. Do give it a try. You won't be sorry.


  10. Jere Cassidy

    Your pictures are wonderful. I'm not a drinker but this martini sure looks good.


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      Thank you Jere. Maybe we can come up with a mocktail for you?


  11. Beth

    I'm the complete opposite, I love figs! So excited about this martini! Looks gorgeous and I bet it taste so good!


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      Oh Beth, if you love figs then you will LOVE this fig martini. Let us know what you think when you do try it. We'll be waiting ;)


  12. Morgan Eisenberg

    I just tried fig vodka for the first time in a "Mediterranean Mule". It was out of this world, so I can't wait to try it in this martini!


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      They you already have a taste of what this tastes like Morgan. Do run out and try this martini.


  13. Erika

    What a delicious martini. The fig marmalade is awesome.


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      Yes Erika the Fig Marmalade is pretty awesome. We have some here in stock too - hint, hint. ;)


  14. Krissy Allori

    This was so good. I'd never had anything like it but I will again for sure!


    • Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities

      So glad you liked it Krissy, and that you will try it again. That makes me jump up and down with joy!


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