Persimmon Margarita

What do you do with a bag of free persimmons from your neighbor? Make a Persimmon Margarita with DIY Cocktails, of course.
We used Hachiya persimmons, which are only good when completely soft and mushy. Fuyu persimmons would work just as well. In both cases, the persimmons naturally make a puree that’s perfect for a margarita.
This drink is especially great for batches. Make a pitcher and enjoy with friends.

Persimmon Margarita

(Makes 2 cocktails, or one large cocktail)


    2 ounces tequila
    4 ounces persimmons (about two ripe persimmons)
    3/4 ounce orange liqueur like cointreau or triple sec
    1/2 ounce simple syrup
    1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice


Peel the persimmons. Put the fruit in a cocktail shaker and smash to a pulp with a muddler. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Shake thoroughly until a frost begins to form outside the shaker, between 30-60 seconds. Strain into a glass. Enjoy!

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