Trust me, I am not a mixologist but I do admire their creativity immensely. To take an average bottle of pisco and turn it into an aromatic infused delicious cocktail, is nothing short of wonderment. To watch one being made is one thing and to actually make one is another. This carefully crafted recipe will make you a believer that it can be done even if you are mix challenged. 

I think that is why I was completely over the moon when I discovered "Honestly Yum". From the creators of HonestlyWTF, this blog is dedicated to the visual exploration of taste. The Executive Editor, Erica Chan Coffman inspires readers to really try and master seasonal food and libation recipes. It's a culinary DIY that is completely genius. This Fig Thyme Cocktail will hook you in one fell swoop. Once you make it, you will literally do a happy dance. It's that good and it's that easy---and this is coming from someone who rather watch than make. Enjoy! 

| ingredients |
1 1/2 oz pisco
1/4 oz cointreau
1/2 oz thyme simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 fig for garnish
sprig of thyme

for the thyme simple syrup
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of water
5 sprigs of thyme

 | directions |
begin by making the thyme simple syrup
add sugar and water to a small saucepan
on medium heat until the sugar dissolves
let simmer for ten minutes
remove thyme and pour into a heat safe glass jar
allow to cool before using for your cocktail
label your jar with date
the syrup could be refridgerated for up to two weeks

to make the cocktail, add quarter sliced fig
and thyme simple syrup to the bottom of 
your mixing glass and break up fig
by muddling lightly then fill your mixing glass
with ice, pisco, contreau and lime juice

snap your shaking tin on top and seal into place
give it  good shake for a full ten seconds
crack open the shaker and double strain through
a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail glass
garnish with fresh thyme and half of a fig

| enjoy | 
on an evening when your friends wander over to your home after a long day at work

*images/recipe via Honestly Yum