Paradise Apple

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For the Fig-Infused Honey Syrup
2 Tbsp. honey
4 dried figs, halved
For the Cocktail
1 oz. bourbon
¾ oz. dry riesling
½ oz. St-Germain Elderflower liqueur
½ oz. apple cider
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
¼ oz. Fig-Infused Honey Syrup
Garnish: Apple slice or dehydrated apple slice

To make the fig-infused honey syrup, warm honey, dried figs, and ½ cup water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to completely dissolve honey. Keep warm 10 minutes, lowering heat if needed to avoid coming to a simmer. Do not let boil. Remove from heat, let cool, covered, 10 minutes. Pour fig mixture into a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a resealable jar. Makes enough syrup for about 10 drinks; store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
To make the cocktail, add bourbon, riesling, St-Germain, apple cider, lemon juice, and fig-infused honey syrup to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a stemmed cocktail glass, coupe, or small wine glass. Garnish with apple slice (or dehydrated apple slice) and serve up.