Grab a Badge
Signature Cocktail #2: Persimmon Champagne
By Lauren Kathryn on Nov 30, 2012 at 10:57 am in
Happy Friday, readers! We’re sending you off into the weekend with a vibrant clean cocktail, created by our wedding wellness expert, Carlene Thomas, RD. Since persimmons abound this time of year, she decided to put them to good use, choosing the Fuyu variety for today’s recipe. (Distinguished by their squat shape, “flat” bottom, and deep orange color, Fuyus are sweet but not cloyingly so, and they have a mild, pumpkin-like flavor.) We’ll let Carlene describe in detail how to make this mouthwateringly delicious libation, perfect for a wedding toast on a nippy November night.
’Tis the season to break out the bubbly with winter flair! Persimmons are a festive orange fruit with cinnamon spice undertones, and they offer the kind of winter bliss that warms hearts and fights colds with an abundance of vitamin C. This persimmon-champagne mix makes an especially cozy cocktail. Might we suggest snuggling up with your significant other in front of a blazing fireplace beneath a sprig of mistletoe?
♦ 1 tablespoon of Fuyu persimmon nectar
♦ Champagne to fill traditional glass
To Make Persimmon Nectar
Peel 1 persimmon and chop into cubes. Place in a small pot on the stove with water to cover. Cook on medium until the persimmon is easily speared with a fork. Add a spoonful of sugar to sweeten and blend in an immersion blender or a standing blender. Return the purée to the stovetop and allow it to reduce slightly.
To Prepare the Cocktail
Add 1 tablespoon of the persimmon nectar to the bottom of a champagne glass. Fill the remainder of the glass with champagne or prosecco and stir. Garnish with a wedge of persimmon so that guests can enjoy the fresh fruit on its own.
Sharing is Happiness
You Might Also Like
Signature Cocktail #40: Corn Milk Cocktail
Signature Cocktail #39: Boozy Red Pepper Limeade Slushie
Signature Cocktail #38: Pineapple Whip Painkiller
What’s Being Said
No comments have been submitted yet. You can be the first!
Leave Your Comment!
Comments are welcomed and encouraged, but please be thoughtful and courteous. As the old adage goes, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. We reserve the right to edit or remove comments that violate the spirit of these guidelines, including comments that we deem to be offensive, off topic, or spammy. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.
Swooned by Country & Region
U.S. Virgin Islands
Signature Cocktail #40: Corn M...
Allison & Dave: A Vibrant Loft...
Nature Composed: An Interview ...
Technicolor Dreamin’: A Vibr...
Three Fun and Fresh Ways to St...
Tasting the Season #2: A Summe...
Ophelia, Part VI
A DIY Flower Crown and Garland...
Jody & Alain: A Playful Engage...
Lucy & Cameron: An Intimate Br...
Love & Letters
© 2013 Swooned. All rights reserveD.
Site design by One Plus One