My son thought these were tomatoes; well they are kind of like a tomato. Similarly “persimmons are not popularly considered to be berries, but in terms of botanical morphology the fruit is in fact a berry.
The ripe persimmon fruit has a high glucose content. The protein content is low, but it has a balanced protein profile. Persimmon fruits have been put to various medicinal and chemical uses”. (Thank You Wikipedia) ;P
I thought ginger would taste good with the mellow sweet flavors of the persimmon and then this cocktail was born as a take on the classic Moscow Mule.
I know I could drink plenty of these spritzy delicious refreshing beverages at any holiday function especially any of my family get togethers.
Recipe: Makes 1 Cocktail
- 2oz Hangar Mandarin Vodka
- 2oz Persimmon Ginger Puree
- 1/4oz Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2oz Sparkling Soda Water
- Slice of Fresh Fuyu Persimmon
Glass: Copper Mug or Jar
Garnish: Fresh Sliced Persimmon
Profile: Original inspired by classic
In a mule mug or mug of your choice add ice, vodka, ginger puree, lemon juice and top with soda water.
Garnish and serve
*Persimmon Ginger Puree: Makes approx. 8oz.
- 3/4 Cup Purified Water
- 1/2 Cup Organic Raw Sugar
- 2 Fuyu Persimmons~peeled & chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger~peeled & diced
- 1 Vanilla Bean ~ cut down the middle
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
In a small saucepan on medium heat add purified water once it is hot add sugar, stir until sugar is completely dissolved
Turn heat to low, add chopped persimmons, fresh ginger, vanilla bean and cinnamon
Cook for 45 minutes or until persimmons are mushy
Set aside and cool
Take vanilla bean out of puree, add the mixture to a food processor or blender and finely puree
Using fine mesh strainer strain out the solids reserving the syrup