Persimmon Smash

January 14, 2013
Persimmon Smash

Author Notes:

This cocktail features fall and winter ingredients in a very old style.


Makes: 1 4 oz. cocktail.


The Ingredients to Smash

  • 2 tablespoons White Corn
  • 1 Persimmon slice
  • 1 sprig Tarragon
  • 1 pinch Coarse sugar such as Turbinado

The Alcohol

  • 2 shots Aquavit
  • 1 shot White Vermouth
In This Recipe


  1. Place Smash Ingredients in shaker tin and muddle aggressively.
  2. Add Alcohol and shake without ice for 30 seconds
  3. Add very large ice cubes and shake for 30 seconds.
  4. Strain into an old fashioned glass and garnish with fresh sprig tarragon and cracked tellicherry pepper (optional).

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