It's friday - let's just cut to the chase and have a little cocktail. Here's a perfect early fall recipe via the kitchn.
makes 1 cocktail
1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/4 oz maple syrup (Grade B, if you can find it)
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 California black mission fig
Remove the stem from the fig and cut it into quarters. Place the fig pieces in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add the maple syrup and muddle the figs into a paste. Add bourbon, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and fill the glass with ice. Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass with ice. Enjoy!