Homemade Fig Liqueur

Homemade Fig Liqueur

If you’ve never had Fig Liqueur you’re missing something sublime. It’s not easy to find on the market, so homemade is an excellent, and easy, substitute.



  • 2 1/2 cups (1 pound) chopped figs
  • 2 cups vodka (high proof is best)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar syrup


  1. If the fruit you have is dried, you must first reconstitute it. Put a cup or so of water into a sauce pan. Boil water, add dried fruits. Cover, turn off heat and let fruits plump in hot water for about 5 minutes. Drain off water.
  2. Cut fruit into smaller pieces with scissors or a sharp knife. Place cooled fruit in vodka for 2 weeks, shaking occasionally. Strain and filter. Add sugar syrup to taste.
  3. The fruits are naturally very sweet, so be very sparing with your syrup.
  4. Though not necessary, we do recommend you refrigerate the liqueur.

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18 Responses to Homemade Fig Liqueur

  1. John Powell says:

    My figs have been turned into whole fruit preserves. Is there a way to create a liqueur from preserves?

  2. Susan Langstaff says:

    can you make this same recipe with fresh figs ?

  3. Susan Langstaff says:

    can this be made with fresh figs ?

  4. Kirsten says:

    Not sure what pitted means? Aren’t figs just a mass of pits? If I remove them wouldn’t there just be the white bit and the skin? I want to make sure I do this correctly 🙂

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  6. Mary Kogen says:

    Do you cook fresh figs before putting them in the vodka?

  7. Sylvia James says:

    I just wanted a straightforward, basic recipe for fig liqueur. There were so many on the internet where the writer drones on and on so much I gave up in boredom. This is very common amid writers in the USA. I just want a recipe, not a life story!
    It was a huge relief to find this simple recipe. To the point, one page, perfect…..Oh and the recipe works.
    Thank you

    • Mixnsip Mixnsip says:

      Glad you liked it.

      • emre says:

        im lucky living in a country with natural fig trees everywhere.. i mostly collect these when they are small and green, chop them into 2, add a small piece of cinnamon stick, 2 cardamoms, 2 drops of vanillin extract. all add in a jar, pour ethyl alcohol(which can be used for beverages) till the top of the figs in jar. wait a month.

  8. Sheri Ivey says:

    Do you need to refrigerate this after opening or at all just made I I a couple of weeks ago with my fresh fig tree can’t wait to try???

  9. shirley says:

    Hello I want to have a go at making fig liqueur from fresh figs, could you advise please
    what is a cup amount?
    from UK

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