Persimmon Margarita


1 3/4 ounces tequila reposado
3 non-astringent persimmons, such as fuyu, peeled
1/2 ounce simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, dissolved)
1 ounce lime juice, freshly-squeezed
Ice cubes
Cinnamon-sugar for glass rims
Lime wheel for garnish


On a salad plate, make a cinnamon and sugar mixture for the glass rim. Wet the rim of a margarita or martini glass with a lime wedge and dip it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Puree persimmons (remove skin), in a blender or juicer. Add simple syrup to taste. In a shaker, combine the tequila, 1 1/2 ounce of persimmon puree and the lime juice. Shake the mixture with ice and strain into the cinnamon and sugar rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.


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Photography by Jeanine Thurston



Fall is here and the arrival of persimmons is worth celebrating. I did not even know about this fruit until a couple of years ago and boy I plan on making up for lost time. I know that there are numerous culinary applications for persimmons, but I prefer to drink them. This twist on a classic margarita is a great way to make the most of persimmon season, which is at its peak in November. The persimmon blends beautifully with tequila, and the cinnamon-sugar rim brings everything together seamlessly.


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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 8:11am


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