Persimmons are delicious winter fruits with a sweet taste. Their ripe and distinctive flavor can be described as honey-like and is somewhat reminiscent of cantaloupe or squash.
Persimmons are not your typical cocktail ingredient. But their subtle sweetness pairs surprisingly well with a variety of liquors. And Persimmon cocktails are the perfect way to get in the mood for fall. Their orange color brings to mind the changing leaves and pumpkin pie.
From Persimmon Cosmopolitans to Persimmon Sours, here are the best persimmon cocktails to sip this season.
Spiced Persimmon Bourbon Old Fashioned.
There’s nothing quite like an Old Fashioned except when you add a spiced persimmon punch.
Create your usual Old Fashioned bourbon, lemon juice, and bitters. Then add a persimmon puree with a bit of maple syrup and cinnamon. It’s a great fall twist on an old favorite.
Bourbon Persimmon Cocktail
Are you looking for the perfect cocktail to get you in the mood for fall? The flavor profile is like to an Old Fashioned. A Bourbon Persimmon Cocktail is the ideal beverage to enjoy on a crisp autumn evening.
Just prepare some honey-like persimmon syrup and mix it with an oaky bourbon and a dash of orange bitters.
This refreshing take on a classic cosmopolitan uses sweet persimmon purėe instead of cranberry juice. To make a Persimmon Cosmopolitan, mix vodka, persimmon purėe, lime juice, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, and lemon bitters.
The floral St. Germain and slightly sugary persimmon combine for a perfectly balanced cosmo. It’s the ideal cocktail for a fall celebration with friends.
An elevated take on a standard Whiskey Smash, the Persimmon Smash is as easy to make as it is to drink.
The muddled lemon and persimmon liqueur give it a tart yet sweet flavor that plays well with the bourbon's smoky profile. Imbibe this cocktail while you watch the leaves turn colors.
Persimmon Aperol Spritz
This delicious cocktail with zesty orange flavors from the Aperol and a hint of persimmon sweetness is the perfect upscale alternative to mimosas.
The Persimmon Aperol Spritz combines prosecco (or any other sparkling white wine), Aperol, persimmon syrup, and a splash of club soda with a herbaceous thyme garnish.
Enjoy with friends over a fall-inspired Sunday brunch.
Persimmon Sour Recipe
A glass of this brightly-colored pumpkin orange cocktail will get you in the mood for fall! The sweet persimmon simple syrup purėe provides an incredible balance with the gin's floral notes.
Savor a Persimmon Sour while carving pumpkins for Halloween or making pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.
Persimmon Ginger Gin Fizz
The Persimmon Ginger Gin Fizz combines this winter fruit’s honey-like flavors with a floral gin and peppery sweet ginger beer.
This drink uses many ingredients, including persimmon simple syrup, gin, lemon juice, ginger beer, egg whites, and orange bitters. Shaken egg whites create an interesting frothy topper on this fizzy beverage.
Perfect for a fall date night!
I hope this list of the best persimmon cocktails just got you ready to go out and find some ripe persimmons! Mix a few of these colorful persimmon cocktails and bask in the seasonal deliciousness.
Did we leave your favorite permission cocktail out of this list? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll make sure to check it out.
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