What could be better than the most magical time of year? I wanted to combine my favorite season with my fond memories of Spain, a country of unparalleled food, drink, and culture. This cocktail joins fig-infused cognac, cream, and Mr. Black with Licor 43, a warming Spanish vanilla liquor, for a cocktail that evokes the Christmas season.
Infuse the cognac with figs. Chop about 1 cup mission figs in half , and combine with 10 ounces of cognac. Infuse for at least one week (ideally two).
Combine all ingredients (except the nutmeg) and shake with ice.
Strain into a rocks glass with 1 large ice cube.
Lightly grate a small amount of nutmeg as garnish.