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Persimmon Margarita

This twist on a classic margarita is a great way to make the most of persimmon season. The persimmon blends beautifully with tequila, and the cinnamon-salt garnish brings everything together seamlessly.


1 3/4 oz. tequila reposado

2–3 non-astringent persimmons, such as fuyu

1/2 oz. simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, dissolved)

1 oz. lime juice, fresh-squeezed

Ice cubes

Tools: salad plate, blender, shaker, strainer

Glass: cocktail

Garnish: cinnamon-salt rim and lime wheel


Rim a cocktail glass with a mixture of cinnamon and salt: spread the mixture on a salad plate, wet the rim with a lime wedge and dip it in the mixture. In a blender or juicer, puree persimmons (skin and all), adding simple syrup to taste. In a shaker, combine tequila, 1 1/2 oz. persimmon puree and lime juice. Shake with ice and strain into the rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.


Tim Staehling, The Hungry Cat, Los Angeles






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