These delicious drinks were the result of a personal challenge: create a light, summer drink with a simple syrup made from fruit alone. It's delicious, balanced - and not too sweet!
Combine water, figs, grapes and mint to a small sauce pan over medium heat.
As fruit softens, smash with a wooden spoon. Simmer for roughly 10 minutes, uncovered to allow liquid to reduce.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
In your cocktail shaker, add vodka, lime, half of your fruit syrup and ice.
Pour into your cup or mug of choice, top with ginger beer.
Finish with a fresh mint leaf and a fig slice.