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Persimmon Margaritas with Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Persimmon Margaritas with homemade Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Persimmons give a nod that the cold weather months are upon us. Their sweet flesh has an irresistible color and their flavor is sweet and subtle. These margaritas truly welcome the season with layers of moody flavor from the reposado tequila, homemade cinnamon simple syrup and a touch of alderwood smoked salt on the glass rim. They are unexpected and great for holiday entertaining. There will be more puree than required for a batch of 2 margaritas however I feel sure you may want a second round once tasting these and can also use the puree for other recipes such as Persimmon Pudding
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 margaritas (ingredients can be doubled keeping the ingredient proportions the same)
Calories 289kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 large ripe Hachiya Persimmons

Ingredients for the Margaritas:

  • 4 ounces Reposado Tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • 4 ounces Persimmon Puree (instructions below)
  • 3 tablespoons Homemade Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • Rimming Salt
  • Alderwood Smoked Salt , fine grain (optional)


  • Remove the calyx (the leafy top) of the persimmons and discard. Scoop the persimmon flesh into a blender and process on high to puree. Extra puree may be stored for a few days sealed in an airtight container in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Pour rimming salt onto a flat medium size plate. Sprinkle some alderwood smoked salt on top of the rimming salt. Wet the rim of the serving glasses (tip: I use a piece of the persimmon skin, the moist inside, and run it over the top of the glass) and place upside down in the salt; gently twist back and forth to coat. Set aside to dry.
  • In a shaker combine the tequila, lime juice, persimmon puree and cinnamon simple syrup with fresh ice cubes. Shake vigorously to combine the ingredients. Strain into the rimmed glasses.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 219mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin C: 43.8mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 2.5mg