Maimon Champagne Cocktail

Maimon Champagne Cocktail

Fig liqueur combined with amaretto makes the Maimoun Champagne Cocktail absolutely luscious. The recipe originated at the Churchill Piano Bar, La Mamounia, Marrakesh.

Fig liqueur is not the easiest spirit to find, though we think it’s worth the effort to look. If your local stores are lacking, try searching online. You might also use search terms “liquore de fico”, “creme de figue” “fig brandy”. Or, if you feel really ambitious, try making your own. It’s really easy.

         
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 oz amaretto
  • 1/3 oz fig liqueur or brandy (Note: the liqueur is sweet, the brandy is not)
  • Dry champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1 or 2 drops of mint syrup (Sonoma Syrup Co makes a nice mint-infused syrup, or you can find several other brands)

Instructions

  1. Chill the amaretto, fig liqueur and mint syrup over ice
  2. Strain into a flute glass
  3. Fill with the champagne
  4. Hint: If you use fig brandy rather than liqueur, you may want to sweeten the cocktail with a tiny dash of simple syrup
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