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persimmon 75

Use a persimmon to completely change the flavor of a French 75!

Use a persimmon to completely change the flavor of a French 75!

Yummy persimmons are available in abundance at local farmer’s markets. I thought I’d put them to use this week and try a few experiments. Here’s an easy tipple¬†that you can make by substituting the lemon juice in a French 75 with muddled persimmon. Persimmons are highly underrated – this is a great drink!

2 teaspoons fine white sugar
1 persimmon
1 ounce dry gin
3 ounces brut champagne or other dry sparkling wine

In a shaker, muddle 1 diced persimmon and sugar. Add the gin and a bunch of ice and shake vigorously. Strain using a Hawthorne strainer into a chilled goblet. Add 3 ounces of sparkling wine and garnish with a persimmon. Enjoy!

gift ideas

Craft A Brew kit arrived!

Craft A Brew kit arrived!

I’ve got two great gift ideas for the beer lover in your life. ¬†First, Craft A Brew has produced a home-brew system that comes with everything you need to brew a whole gallon of beer at home.

Comes with everything you will need to create a gallon of home brew!

Comes with everything you will need to create a gallon of home brew!

Craft A Brew is a great gift idea because it comes in a variety of styles and has really simple instructions for first timers to use. Also, it’s under $50! I’ve never brewed beer before so I will follow up on this post to share how it turns out.

Additionally, Govino has released a portable shatter-proof beer glass as well! These could go with the Craft A Brew kit or serve as a nice gift all on there own. They’re great for outdoor parties or picnics where things tend to get dropped… and a set of 4 costs less than $15!

Govino beer glasses are a great gift idea and won't break the bank.

Govino beer glasses are a great gift idea and won’t break the bank.

Also love these shatter-proof Govino Champagne flutes.

Also love these shatter-proof Govino Champagne flutes.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! CHEERS!