The fig syrup needs an hour to intensify after simmering so best to make it ahead of time. You can find Black Walnut Bitters at the Bagel Shop here in Ottawa or order online.
1 Place ingredients except garnishes in a shaker tin. Dry shake (without ice) for 1 minute. Fill tin three-quarters full of ice. Shake until chilled. Fine strain into a chilled large coupe glass.
Garnish carefully adding 2 or 3 drops of bitters over surface of drink. Using a thin skewer, drag it through the drops to create a pattern. Skewer fig slice and lay skewer across the glass.
1 Place 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar, 1 cup (250 mL) water and 4 fresh figs, chopped, in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally and mashing figs gently while allowing sugar to dissolve, 6 to 8 minutes. Gently simmer for 2 more minutes.
Remove from heat. Let stand for 1 hour.
Fine-strain mixture through a funnel lined with several layers of cheesecloth into a 2-cup (500 mL) jar or measuring cup.
If making ahead, Fig Syrup will keep well, covered and refrigerated for one week.
Recipe from: Walsh, Victoria. "Fig Walnut Sour." Food & Drink. Autumn 2016.