Persimmon Cocktail #ABRecipes

Persimmon Cocktail  #ABRecipes

Persimmon Cocktail

The holiday time is here and with it many parties and special gatherings with friends and family. I like to have an easy recipe under my belt to offer a special libation when I entertain at home and using fresh seasonal ingredients makes such a difference on the flavor of a cocktail that is why I decided to create a recipe pairing cinnamon whiskey that now is so trendy and fresh persimmons from California, a gift I received from a dear friend who has her own persimmon tree at home and she kindly sent me a few for me to develop fun recipes like this the Persimmon Cocktail, so let’s cook!


  • 2 Hachiya Persimmons cleaned and cut in small cubes
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar on the raw
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cup of  Cinnamon Whisky (1/4 per serving)
  • 2 Valencia oranges cut in rounds
  • 2 cups of ice cubes
Fresh Persimmons from California #ABRecipes

Fresh Persimmons from California.

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Makes 4 drinks. Cost per drink  $3.50 depending on ingredients cost at your local supermarket. You will need a small saucepan, a spoon, a measuring cup, a knife, a chopping block and four nice cups or cocktail glasses.

How to prepare syrup for the Persimmon Cocktail #ABRecipes

How to prepare syrup for the Persimmon Cocktail

I have learned from professional  bartenders that natural simple syrup is very important to create special libations so for this cocktail I prepared a simple syrup using sugar on the raw, water and star anise. You will cook this preparation in a small saucepan on medium heat until sugar is melted and you get a syrup consistency. Let the syrup get cold, you can place inside the fridge if you like before using. While the syrup gets cold clean the persimmons with running water, peel using a knife and then cut in small cubes on a chopping block. Drop the persimmon bites into the syrup and combine.

Persimmon Cocktail with Cinnamon Whiskey #ABRecipes

Persimmon Cocktail with Cinnamon Whiskey

To serve place few ice cubes on small glass, add 1/4 cup of cinnamon whiskey of your choice, then add the persimmon with the syrup and stir, decorate with orange slices and if desired add star anise for presentation. Drink this persimmon cocktail chilled and enjoy before dinner. If you cannot find persimmons in your market you can replace with fresh peaches or mangoes.


Please drink responsibly do not drink and drive




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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • Isabel Garcia

    Love your Persimmon Cocktail recipe! That is truly a unique cocktail that I am sure will delight holiday guests. Fabulous photos! :-)

    • Adriana Martin

      Thank you Isabel or always being so supportive and for my persimmon gift!


    very interesting, you always surprise me and challenge me.

    • Adriana Martin

      Thanks for your comment Daily happy to see you like my recipes!

  • Veronica Cervera

    Nunca he visto el wisky de canela. Me voy a fijar, porque estoy antojada de este coctel.

    • Adriana Martin

      Buenisimo se llama Fireball esta muy de moda, besos amiga!

  • Adriana Hogar-Mujer

    Que te cuento nunca probe persimmons (ni se como se llaman en español jeje) Este cocktail tiene que estar delicioso si lo preparaste tu, asi que es una buena oportunidad para descubrir esta fruta?! Gracias y feliz finde.

    • Adriana Martin

      Que linda tocaya mil gracias por tu comentario!

  • BohemianBabushka

    You always come up with the yummiest stuff!! Sweetie will love this one I’m sure. BB2U

    • Adriana Martin

      You are very kind BB, thanks!

  • Maybelline

    I have never tried this but it looks delish! Perfect for the holidays!

    • Adriana Martin

      Many thanks!

  • Reina

    Muy interesante y antojable bebida, gracias por la receta, se ve deliciosa

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias Reina

  • ChecaLAmovie

    Simplemente Wow… la presentación de lujo y por los ingredientes y los que nos cuentas.. debe ser delicioso.

    • Adriana Martin

      Muchas gracias Tere!

  • diana rodriguez

    Interesante combinación, nunca lo había escuchado!

    • Adriana Martin

      Te lo recomiendo exquisito!

  • Mamá XXI

    Mmmm que rico!! nunca probé, y se ve delicioso!!

    • Adriana Martin

      Gracias hermosa feliz dia!

  • Healing Tomato

    This is an awesome recipe. I am always looking for ways to incorporate Star anise into my recipes. If you have others, I would love to see them.

    • Adriana Martin

      Many thanks for stopping by star anise is a wonderful spice I will use it for fruit compote or simply when preparing preserves. Happy we met today!

  • Laura Tellado

    Delish! I’m going to have to try persimmons…never had them before! LOVE that you got them from Isabel’s tree. :)

    • Adriana Martin

      Many thanks Laurita for your kind comments Isabel was key for this recipe to be born very grateful having such great friends like her and you!

    • Adriana Martin

      Many thanks Laurita!