Created by my friend Stacie Stewart at Decca in Louisville, the resurrection fig cocktail is indescribably good. Having said that, I’m going to give it my best shot. It rocks with a clean brandy base, sweet fig, crisp champagne vinegar and frothy egg white foam. I took the liberty to add a sage garnish because I believe the delicate aroma enhances the intense flavor.
Although Stacie did not mention it, I prefer to think that this jewel is a celebration of a new beginning. Decca Restaurant and Lounge was on my regular rotation for years when visiting, but unfortunately became a pandemic casualty. However, new investors stepped forward and re-opened, “resurrecting” a favorite haunt from the ashes.
The Resurrection Fig is so good, it’s entrenched at my home bar alongside my own Clockwork l’Orange. Either of these fool guests into thinking I’m a much better bartender than I truly am.
Layer your ingredients in the order specified. If you add highly alcoholic or acidic ingredients directly on top of the egg white you risk “cooking it” like ceviche.