Persimmon Old Fashioned Cocktail

An unique version of the classic old fashioned cocktail recipe – the persimmon old fashioned. Also includes a recipe for persimmon simple syrup.



Persimmon Simple Syrup Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe persimmons
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Persimmon Old Fashioned Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons persimmon simple syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, and cloves
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • 1/2 persimmon
  • 2 ounces brandy or whiskey
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale or soda water
  • Persimmon peel, for garnish
  • 2 cranberries, for garnish (optional)
  • 1 orange slice, for garnish
  • 1 cinnamon stick, for garnish


Make the Persimmon Simple Syrup

  1. Bring water, brown sugar and 1 persimmon, peeled and chopped in a small saucepan to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and set aside to cool.

Make the Persimmon Old Fashioned:

  1. Combine 3 tablespoons of persimmon simple syrup, orange zest, bitters, 1/2 of one persimmon peeled and diced in a cocktail glass and muddle. Add brandy or whiskey and ice. Top with ginger ale or soda water
  2. Garnish with a curled piece of persimmon peel and cranberries and a cinnamon stick


Makes enough simple syrup for 2-3 cocktails.

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