As late summer sets in and fig season enters full-swing, we’ve found ourselves revisiting Mahia - a traditional Moroccan spirit distilled with 100% figs that has found its way to the United States thanks to David Nahmias, master distiller at the Nahmias et Fils Distillery located just outside of New York City. David’s Mahia, which uses fresh figs sourced directly from California, mimics his mother’s recipe, and mixes perfectly in the summer cocktail recipes below. Whether or not you’re taking a Mediterranean vacation this summer, you can feel like you’re relaxing on the beaches of Morocco by trying one of these cocktails today!
- 1 oz Mahia
- 1 oz whiskey
- 3 lemon wedges
- ½ oz simple syrup
- ginger ale
In a Collins glass, muddle lemons and simple syrup. Add ice, Mahia and whiskey. Stir. Top with ginger ale.
- 2oz Mahia
- 4 oz ginger & chamomile sweet tea
- fresh ginger
Muddle ginger and tea, in a Collins glass add Mahia and fill with ice. Garnish with candied ginger.
Night in Casablanca
- 2 oz Mahia
- ¼ oz bourbon
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- peychauds or angostura bitters
- sugar cube
Muddle and dissolve sugar cube with bitters in old fashioned glass, add 1 oz Mahia. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Add ice, bourbon and vermouth. Garnish with a lemon twist.
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