Nihombashi Cocktail (Persimmon Manhattan)

Why call it a Nihombashi Cocktail?  It’s hard to grow persimmons in New York, so I had a hard time calling this a Manhattan.  Nihombashi is the Toyko neighborhood where the Japanese stock exchange is located (thus a bit like Manhattan) and persimmons are common in Japan.  Plus, Nihombashi is just fun to say.

nihombashi cocktail

Leave everything out and let your guests mix their own.  Or, assign a talents friend to be bartender.

For each serving you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon persimmon syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • juice of one lemon wedge (cut a lemon into 8 pieces)
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • ice

Put everything into a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake.  Serve in a martini glass.