The Riff: The Daiquiri | Video
Margaret Boerner of Sovereign Remedies pays homage to Asheville's history of natural remedies with the earthy, yet tart, root daiquiri.
The Riff: The Mojito | Video
With locally harvested ingredients, Sean Umstead from Kingfisher uses fig leaves to add a tropical flair to the traditional mojito.
Charred Old Fashioned
This recipe from Blue Note Bourbon gives the typical old fashioned a smoky, fruity kick with the addition of muddled fig. This brings about flavors similar to the traditional winter figgy pudding, but with booze.
Mushroom, Blackberry, and Herb Goat Cheese Grilled Flatbread
Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan.
Rebirth of Ligeia
A bustling Buffalo & Bergen scene on weekends, the house bagels and a variety of fillings pair well with Gina Chersevani’s cocktails like the Rebirth of Ligeia featuring gin, fig, licorice, bitters, and absinthe.
Place dried figs in a container with hot water and brandy extract for an hour to rehydrate.
In a mixing bowl, proof yeast in 120-degree water until it starts to foam.