Winter Fruit Whiskey Smash

Winter Fruit Whiskey SmashSometimes grocery shopping is the best inspiration for recipe ideas! I love picking out seasonal items or things I’ve never tried before to experiment with. Today it’s winter fruit! I picked up a couple persimmons to make a flavored syrup. It was delicious, super easy to make and added a lot of to my recipe.Winter Fruit Whiskey Smash Winter Fruit Whiskey Smash First up, let’s make a yummy syrup!

Brown Sugar Persimmon Simple Syrup, makes one jar

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1 Persimmon, chopped

In a small size pot, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer. As soon as the sugar has dissolved the syrup is technically ready, but let it simmer on low heat for 20 more minutes to infuse more fruit flavor. Strain fruit with a fine mesh strainer. You can store this syrup at room temperature in an airtight jar for several weeks. Winter Fruit Whiskey Smash Winter Fruit Whiskey Smash, serves one

1/2 ounce simple syrup
3 ounces whiskey
Juice of half an orange
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 orange, diced
Pomegranate

In the bottom of a shaker muddle a diced orange with a handful of pomegranate seeds. Add the remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and serve in a small glass. Garnish with an orange slice, a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds and a couple luxardo cherries on a stick.Winter Fruit Whiskey Smash Winter Fruit Whiskey Smash Enjoy! xo. Elsie

Winter Fruit Whiskey Smash

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces whiskey
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1 orange diced
  • Pomegranate

Instructions

  1. In the bottom of a shaker muddle a diced orange with a handful of pomegranate seeds. Add the remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and serve in a small glass. Garnish with an orange slice, a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds and a couple luxardo cherries on a stick.

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson

  • Where is that tea towel from? So adorable! I must have it! I miss vector calculus just a little bit.

  • Your photo shows a Hackiya persimmon, not a Fuyu persimmon. Did you use an unripe Hackiya in this recipe? Because ripe Hackiyas are like jello. And unripe Hackiyas are not at all sweet! Want to make sure I’m using the right kind of persimmon! thanks!

  • Yum! I’m sad to admit that I’ve never had persimmon before, and I think it’s about high time that I did. Excited to try this out, as it combines things I love (whiskey, pomegranate, etc.) with a new thing that I don’t know about!

  • Pomegranate makes everything better!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/latest-in-beauty-whatsinyourstocking.html

  • Yum! That’s all I can say. Yum.

    Jo
    http://www.womaninreallife.blogspot.ca/

  • Hi Vicky!
    Have you tried our peppermint white russian recipe?

    https://abeautifulmess.com/2012/12/peppe.html

    xo! elsie

  • Hi Carly! I got it from ModCloth & I think Fishs Eddy carries it also.

    xo- elsie

  • Mmmm…this sounds yummers – without the whiskey. Would love to have a crack at making the persimmon syrup, and I just love pommegranate. Do you have any recipes for non-alcoholic Xmas cocktails?
    Love Vicky
    http://aroundandaroundandupsidedown.blogspot.co.uk

  • Having a holiday party next weekend and am wanting to make a special cocktail. Any ideas? I’m thinking peppermint but the more simple the better!!

  • I love pomegranate, this sounds and looks absolutely delicious!!
    xx

    www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  • I’ve recently gotten into muttling to make cocktails (can you tell I’m not generally a very classy booze-consumer?), but after a Cranberry Gin Fizz I had a little while back, I’m obsessed! I can’t wait to try this!

    http://cuddlyasacactus.wordpress.com/

  • Yum, it might be nice to try it warm to make a super snazzy Irish hot toddy:)

  • Do you strain the persimmon chunks out of the simple syrup, or do they just cook down and dissolve?

  • I’ve never made a fruit smash before, but this looks delicious with all the winter goods!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • I just love the Calculus and integrals with derivations in the back of the glass lol. Forget the booz, lets do math

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