How to make Apothecary East and East London Liquor Co.'s Fig & Date Old Fashioned

Warm, rich, sweet

The Fig & Date Old Fashioned, created by Apothecary East in partnership with the East London Liquor Co. is a rich and sweet winter warmer, perfect for cosying up next to the fireplace of the Shoreditch-based bar and restaurant, which is inspired by the Izakaya's of Tokyo.

Bar: Apothecary East, Shoreditch

Menu: London Cocktail Week Collaboration

Recipe: Apothecary East and East London Liquor Co.


50ml East London Liquor Co. Rye Whisky

15ml Housemade fig & date syrup

2 dashes black walnut bitters

2 dashes housemade fig bitters

1 dash Angostura Bitters


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until diluted and chilled.

Serve in a rocks glass with a large ice cube & garnish with an expressed orange twist.

Fig & Date Syrup:

125g dried figs

125g dates

250ml granulated sugar

250ml water


Roughly chop the dates and figs. 

Add to a pot with the sugar and the water, stir over medium-low heat to dissolve the sugar. 

Allow to simmer on low heat for 20 minutes and leave to infuse and cool. Strain and bottle.

Fig Bitters:

50g dried figs

150ml High-proof Neutral Spirit


Roughly chop dried figs, add to a sealed jar or glass container with the spirit. Allow to infuse for at least 48 hours.

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