Truly inspired by a fab artisan cocktail creation by Jason Poole at the Pour House in Sacramento. If you've been reading BIWB for a while, you may remember our first trip to Pour House. That's when we sampled for the very first time, Tullamore D.E.W. with Tim Herlihy the brand's ambassador.
We were so impressed with the offerings that we returned a few months later for Girls' Night. Our second visit included sampling the bar and dinner menus as well as a few more classic cocktail creations. Jason describes their approach as "quick craft" where top quality ingredients are used to create unique and fully flavored cocktails.
My first cocktail of choice: the Whiskey Fig. Duh. One sip: I was "in".
|Photograph courtesy of Sacramento Magazine.|
I knew that once I had the time I would be creating a BIWB treat to showcase Jason's creation of whiskey and fig preserves. Lucky for me, I had a good amount of Tullamore on hand as well as some fig preserves from my coworker. Score!
These cupcakes are moist. No, really, they are moist. They have a great spiced fig flavor with warm caramel from the Tullamore. On top, a nice sweet finish with the honey whiskey fig buttercream. And, as the true baker that I've become, I marveled at the rise of these lovelies. Please check out the pics showing how much these babies topped the pan...Truly a thing to behold.
They say that whiskey is enjoyed by more and more women today. I can attest to that as a fact...I'm not just baking with this stuff. No ma'am. I'm also enjoying a cocktail (or two)!