Fig and Vanilla Infused Bourbon Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 14 days
  • Yield: 750 ml 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American


Your favorite bourbon infused with dried figs and vanilla beans. Perfect for an Old Fashioned or sipping on the rocks.



Fig and vanilla infused bourbon

  • 1 cup dried mission figs, halved
  • 2 vanilla beans, split down middle
  • 750 ml (fifth) of bourbon

Fig and vanilla Old Fashioned

  • 2 ounces fig and vanilla infused bourbon
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup or 1 sugar cube with a splash of water (muddled)
  • 2 dashes black walnut bitters (Angostura bitters will do)
  • 1 orange peel
  • sliced dried fig garnish (optional)


Fig and vanilla infused bourbon

  1. Combine vanilla beans, figs, and bourbon in a glass jar or container with a tight lid.
  2. Let sit for 10-14 days for in a cool dark place.
  3. Strain with a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter into a clean glass container with lid. Enjoy.

Fig and vanilla Old Fashioned

  1. In a mixing glass, combine simple syrup, bitters, and infused bourbon. Fill mixing glass halfway with ice, then stir vigorously about a dozen times.
  2. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over a giant ice cube. Squeeze orange peel over glass to extract oils, wipe the rim of the glass with the peel and add to the glass.
  3. Garnish with a sliced dried fig.


Taste the infused bourbon at 10 days and see how you like the flavor, if you think it needs more time/flavor, steep for the full 14 days.

A coffee filter is best for straining otherwise you may end up with sediment or fine vanilla beans in the bottom of the bourbon.

Keywords: fig infused bourbon, vanilla infused bourbon


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