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

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson

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