Fig liqueur: the recipe for a sweet and fragrant homemade digestive liqueur

  • Ripe figs
    300 grams

  • 90 ° pure alcohol
    250 ml

  • Cascade

    250 ml
    • 17 kcal
  • Sugar
    130 grams
    • 380 kilocalories

  • Organic lemon zest

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

the fig liqueur, also called ficolino Where ficoncello, it’s a delicious homemade digestive, ideal to give to your guests after lunch or dinner. A sweet and fragrant liqueur made simply with fresh figs, pure alcohol, the water, sugar And Lemon peel. For the preparation, you can use the variety of figs you prefer or have available, both white and black: it is important that they are mature and have the right consistency. Regarding the peel, it must be eliminated, you can only leave it if you use figs organic production or your garden.

You can flavor your fig liqueur with a pinch of cinnamon powder or 1-2 flowers of star anise, in place of the lemon zest. You can also use it as wet for candy, especially if you decide to stuff them with mascarpone cream and decorate them with dried fruits.

There are many fig recipes you can make, simple and delicious ideas to serve as a delicious dessert or appetizer, serving figs with cured ham and croutons.

How to prepare fig liqueur

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Wash the figs, peel them and cut them into 4 parts: use them with the skin only if they come from your garden or from organic production (1). Put the figs in a glass container, add the alcohol and the lemon zest deprived of the white part. Close the container and place it in a cool, dark place for 7-10 days: turn it over once a day. After 3 days, remove the lemon zest. After the necessary time, filter everything with a fine sieve. Heat the water and as soon as it boils, turn off the heat and add the sugar (2). Stir with a wooden spoon until it melts. Let the syrup cool and pour it into the filtered alcohol. Mix and bottle. Let stand 10 days before serving. Your fig liqueur is ready to be tasted (3).


You can keep the fig liqueur for 6 months in a dark, dry place. Once opened, keep it in the freezer: it is excellent if served frozen.