Persimmon Syrup

This is actually a cross between a syrup and a puree.  This sweet syrup can act as a base for a variety of persimmon  cocktails.  You can use either ripe (firm) or very ripe (liquidy) Fuyu persimmons in this recipe.

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 pounds persimmons peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1″ slice of fresh ginger, cut into quarters
  • peel of 1 lemon (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Put everything into a large pot and simmer over medium heat for 1 hour.  Do not cover the pot.

Remove the cinnamon stick and put the persimmon mixture into a food processor.  Process until very smooth.

Press the mixture through a sieve.  Be patient, it can take a while since the mixture is thick.

Store in the refrigerator.

Try these cocktails using your syrup.

Bottoms up!