Persimmon Old Fashioned Cocktail

This persimmon old fashioned cocktail is a tasty winter libation. Made with a sweet persimmon puree, rye and just a touch of seltzer. So easy to make and drink!

This persimmon old fashioned cocktail is a tasty winter libation. Made with a sweet persimmon puree, rye and just a touch of seltzer. So easy to make and drink!

This post is sponsored by Truvia. As always all opinions and nonsensical rambling are 100% my own.

I’m not really sure why but persimmons always scared me. What would they taste like? Would they be tasty? Would I buy it and then end up hating it? All this worry coming from a girl who when a chef asks the question “how adventurous are you?” responds with “lay it on me.” Luckily I have Gina in my life and she pretty much told me stop being a weirdo and buy the damn persimmon and give it a try.

Well long story short I bought the persimmon, I tried the persimmon, I ate the persimmon and I drank the persimmon. It was fabulous and I’m happy to report I’ll be buying more in the future. Especially if I get to turn them into persimmon old fashioned cocktails.

This persimmon old fashioned cocktail is a tasty winter libation. Made with a sweet persimmon puree, rye and just a touch of seltzer. So easy to make and drink!

My husband and I own a lot of bourbon. More bourbon than 2 people should probably ever own. We jokingly call our spare closet our “store room” for our bourbon. Basically we don’t have children so instead we have cats and bourbon. Maybe next year we should put them both on our Christmas cards so people get the hint that we are not making babies and instead becoming crazy bourbon drinking cat people.

This persimmon old fashioned cocktail is a tasty winter libation. Made with a sweet persimmon puree, rye and just a touch of seltzer. So easy to make and drink!

For this drink I made a simple puree of ripe persimmon, a little water and just a touch of Truvia brown sugar blend. You do not need to add a lot of sweetener because you still get some added sweetness from the persimmon and old fashioned cocktails aren’t supposed to be overly sweet. However, if you like a sweeter cocktail go on with your bad self and add more sweetness.

I’m never going to tell you how to live your life. Especially when booze in involved.

This persimmon old fashioned cocktail is a tasty winter libation. Made with a sweet persimmon puree, rye and just a touch of seltzer. So easy to make and drink!

Looking for more delicious winter cocktails? Try my spiked Nutella hot chocolate, slow cooker spiced mulled wine or my rosemary lemon gin and tonic.

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Persimmon Old Fashioned

This persimmon old fashioned cocktail is a tasty winter libation. Made with a sweet persimmon puree, rye and just a touch of seltzer. So easy to make!

Yield: 1-1/2 cup puree and multiple drinks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time:

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

For persimmon puree:

  • 2 ripe fuyu persimmons, tops removed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup water, more may be needed
  • 1 -2 teaspoons Truvia brown sugar blend

For drink:

  • 2 ounces rye or bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons persimmon puree
  • 3-4 shakes orange or aromatic bitters
  • Seltzer water
  • Rosemary or cranberries for garnish, optional

Directions:

For persimmon puree:
Add persimmons, water and Truvia brown sugar blend to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick simply thin out with more water until desired consistency has been met. You're looking for the puree to be smooth and just slightly thick. If you want the mixture sweeter add more Truvia.

Should make around 1-1/2 cups but will depends on persimmon size and amount of water added.

For drink:
Fill a short cocktail glass with ice. Add in 2 tablespoons persimmon puree and remaining ingredients. Give a gentle stir to combine. Garnish with rosemary and cranberries if desired. Totally optional but looks really pretty. If you want more fruit and sweetness simply add more puree.

27 Responses to “Persimmon Old Fashioned Cocktail”

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine — December 28, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Persimmons are always fun! What a great flavor for a cocktail!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — December 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I drank a LOT of Old Fashioned’s over Christmas…but definitely NONE with persimmon in them! Such a tasty little fruit and twist on the classic cocktail – pinned!

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    Christie — December 28, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I always wondered what to do with a persimmon. Now i know!

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — December 28, 2015 at 10:19 am

    No kids but cats and bourbon. I like it! 🙂 This recipe looks fantastic as always.

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    Marye — December 28, 2015 at 10:49 am

    These sounds wonderful! I would love one right now!

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    Marye — December 28, 2015 at 10:49 am

    These sounds wonderful! I would love one right now!

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    Beth — December 28, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Confession.. I’ve never tried persimmons, but the color of this cocktail is stunning!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — December 28, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Looks like I’ll be headed to the store to grab some persimmons! This cocktail is right up my alley, sounds and looks so good!

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    TidyMom — December 28, 2015 at 11:26 am

    “Basically we don’t have children so instead we have cats and bourbon.” hahaha!!!
    Looks like I need to make a trip to your house!

    These cocktails are fabulous, and the photography gorgeous as always!

    Have a happy and safe new year!

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    Kristina — December 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    this sounds fantastic! I hope I can still find a persimmon, these will be made soon!

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    The Food Hunter — December 28, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Sounds like an amazing cocktail!

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    tanya — December 28, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I think I’d like to start a store room for bourbon, that sounds like fun! I have never tried a persimmon, but I feel I have to try it now!

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    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah — December 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    This sounds so refreshing! I haven’t had persimmon in ages, too. Looking forward to fixing that with this drink!

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — December 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I have to admit that I have never tried a persimmon myself! I also put off trying pomegranate seeds up until a couple of months ago, so there is that. 😉 This cocktail sounds fabulous! Maybe it is about time I try to go out and find me a persimmon? lol!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — December 28, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Truth? I’ve never tried persimmons. They just don’t look tasty to me. Must be that top. That said, your cocktail looks very tasty. I might have to re-think this whole persimmon thing.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — December 28, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve been in love with this drink since I saw the post on Instagram earlier. You totally captured the beauty of this drink. This Persimmon Old Fashioned may need to be our New Year’s Eve drink of choice!

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    Megan Keno — December 28, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    This sounds awesome and like the perfect New Years drink!

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits — December 29, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Ooooh, love that touch of persimmon in the cocktail!! Looks so tasty!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — December 29, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Old-Fashioneds are basically one of my favorite any day drinks – and persimmon really takes them up a notch. Totally trying it. Oh, and I want to see one of those Christmas cards!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 29, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I’m so glad you’re now a persimmon convert! I have 5 on my counter right now, come over and let’s get drunk together off these 😉

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    eat good 4 life — December 29, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful cocktail. I think you are the cocktail queen. Would love to get my hands on a couple of these…maybe three 🙂

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — December 29, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Okay, I’m super scared of persimmons. We actually received 3 of them last week in our produce delivery service and I gave them to the neighbor because I imagined that they would taste like tomatoes! Now I may need to pick some up!

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    Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner — December 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    This cocktail is right up my alley – it looks wonderful!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — December 29, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    I just had persimmons for the first time, ever! Coming from Germany, I didn’t even know what they were until I got to NC! I love them so I’m sure this cocktail is friggin amazing! Your pictures are gorgeous, too – as always!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 29, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    We have a ton of persimmon trees on the ranch. The fruit is a lot smaller than what you find at the grocery store but I’m going to give this a try!

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    Carrie @ poet in the pantry — December 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I am terrified of persimmons. They look so…weird. Like a tomato. But not. Good for Gina for pushing you to give them a shot! Maybe I can muster up the courage now, because this Old Fashioned looks so lovely, and I know you’d never steer me wrong when it comes to booze.

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    Marnely — December 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    See….I’ve never had a persimmon. Honestly? I can’t even pronounce it! But I’d drink this. One of these and I’m slurring in Spanish! Ha! #lightweight

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