Persimmon cocktail

A stunning, sweet cocktail recipe.

If there was one fruit I wish I could eat more often, it would be the persimmon. So mysterious, so surprising, so like a tomato when you first meet it yet more like a mango when you first eat it. Juicy, flavoursome, and altogether lovely.


I’ve had some fun playing with the persimmons that came in my fruit delivery earlier this week. I put them in banana pancakes with grapes, which make for a lovely Middle-Eastern-style breakfast:

persimmon pancakes

But the most exciting recipe I’ve played with this week is the persimmon cocktail.

persimmon cocktail

This is very easy to make indeed.


1 3/4 fl oz gin
2 persimmons
1/2 fl oz sugar syrup
1 fl oz lime juice


1. Purée the persimmon with the sugar syrup.

2. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until combined. Serve in a cocktail glass rimmed with sugar and cinnamon.

persimmon cocktail

One Response

  1. Lucy Wickes

    Wow, want to try this! Never even heard of persimmons until this post! Tastes like a mango? Mmm! Where would I be able to find them? Presumably a good fruit & veg stall? Farmer’s market?


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