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Diospyros Cup

Diospyros Cup
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

After last-minute shopping at two malls and a side trip to find wrapping paper only to come home and discover you've run out of Scotch tape, nothing makes the holidays happier than a good stiff drink. It's even better if ... Read more

Total time: 7 minutes | Serves 1
  • 1/2 persimmon, cut into pieces
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce ginger maple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce bitter lemon soda or club soda
  • Thin slices of persimmon, for garnish

Step 1Place the persimmon into a shaker and muddle. Fill with ice and add the gin, lemon juice and ginger maple syrup. Shake vigorously and strain over ice in a double old-fashioned glass. Top with a splash of bitter lemon soda or club soda. Garnish with thin slices of persimmon.

Note: Adapted from Brian Summers, Test Kitchen. To make the ginger maple syrup, stir 3 parts Grade B maple syrup with 1 part fresh ginger juice. Summers uses chocolate persimmons when in season.


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