Persimmon Mojitos for Everyone!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE mojitos. I know I’m not Cuban, but I do love all things Latin! The first time I tasted a mojito at a Cuban restaurant I was hooked and started growing wild mint in our garden. Recently my huge mint plant dried up and I felt as if I lost a very dear friend. I said farewell to my beloved mint plant but not adios to mojitos. I can always purchase mint at a local grocer.

Jeanine (our photographer) said she made Persimmon Mojitos and I was all ears. Can you imagine how thrilled I was when she shared her recipe along with her amazing photography for this autumn cocktail? All I could picture was gorgeous fall persimmons and summer mint leaves dancing together like a Latin hottie dancing in a bikini while wearing a pair of UGG boots. Um, okay maybe not the best of analogies, but hopefully you get the point. Its summer and autumn rolled into one delightful cocktail.

And there is a virgin recipe below! Let’s all toast to Fall…Salud!

Persimmon Mojito

Ingredients

Crushed ice

6 ounces light rum

8-10 mint sprigs

4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice

Simple syrup (about 4 tablespoons sugar to 4 tablespoons water combined) to taste

2-3 tablespoons persimmon puree, (fuyu variety)

Club soda

2 lime slices

Directions

Puree persimmons (remove skin), in a blender or juicer.

Place ice in a beverage shaker, add rum, bruised mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar mixture. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Add the persimmon puree and combine gently, and top off with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint leaves.

Virgin Persimmon Mojito (Persimmon Mint Cooler)

This is a great virgin drink for adults, but let’s be honest it’s perfect for our kiddos too!

Ingredients

Crushed ice

8-10 mint sprigs

4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice

4 ounces lemon lime soda

2 tablespoons persimmons puree (fuyu variety)

Club soda

2 lime slices

Directions

Puree persimmons (remove skin), in a blender or juicer.

Place ice in a beverage shaker, add bruised mint leaves and lime juice. Shake well and serve over ice in a low ball glass. Add the persimmon puree and combine gently, and top off with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint leaves.

Photography and recipe by Jeanine Thurston

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74 Responses to “Persimmon Mojitos for Everyone!”

  1. 51
    Khara — November 12, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    Wow, beautiful color and it looks delicious!

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    The Skinny Chronicles — November 13, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

    These were great! I gave it a go last night. Thanks for the awesome idea. I never would have thought of it.

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — November 15th, 2010 @ 5:21 am

      So excited you loved them! Stay tuned for some other unique cocktails coming soon!

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    muybuenocookbook — November 14, 2010 @ 5:34 am

    Thank you, dear readers, for your support and encouragement. Un abrazo enorme y muchos besos para WordPress!

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