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Recipe: Diospyros Cup

Recipe: Diospyros Cup
This ginger-infused drink adapted from Brian Summers in the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen has gin, persimmon, ginger, lemon and club soda. Recipe: Diospyros Cup (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Diospyros Cup

Total time: 7 minutes

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Servings: 1

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.

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

Place 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.

Each cocktail: 193 calories; 0 protein; 17 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 14 grams sugar; 4 mg. sodium.

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