Shawn Kelly is a bartender at Woodbridge Pub, a neighborhood bar and eatery in Detroit. This is the spot for a laid-back evening of drinking and conversing with friends – especially when the winter wind is howling and the snow is outrageous. We asked Shawn to recommend his favorite winter drink and he shared his recipe for the “Just Fig It.” To find out how to make the drink, keep reading for the instructions, or head over to Woodbridge Pub and have Shawn or one of the other awesome bartenders assemble this for you live.

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Shawn Kelly
Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 833-2701
Just Fig It

In a mixing glass build:

  • 2 tsp fig pit (can substitute fig jam if need be)
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 dash cinnamon sugar
  • 2 oz Hayman’s Old Tom Gin
  • Can be served with choice of Chai or Wesley Great Lakes Black Tea


Muddle ingredients together, add ice and shake. Strain into coffee mug. Add hot water and garnish with a lime, wink at the patron and serve.

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