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Persimmon Soda

persimmon soda recipe

Persimmon-vanilla syrup adds autumn flavor to this simple soda.

Persimmons are a sweet signifier of autumn. For this persimmon soda recipe, Patrick Reynolds makes a syrup by combining the fruit with sugar and vanilla. “The sugar acts like salt by sucking out the natural moisture of the persimmon, which liquefies the sugar,” he says. “The syrup comes out a beautiful, glowing orange.”


  • 1 oz. persimmon-vanilla syrup
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 6 oz. chilled soda water
  • Tools:shaker
  • Glass:tiki mug or highball
  • Garnish:pineapple leaf


Add the syrup and lime juice to a shaker and shake with ice. Add the soda water, pour (unstrained) into a mug or glass, then garnish.

Cold-Pressed Persimmon-Vanilla Syrup:2 cups chopped fuyu persimmons
1 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, halved

Combine all of the ingredients in a quart jar or medium-size bowl, and gently toss to incorporate. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours. Strain the liquid (without mashing the fruit) into a clean jar for storage. Reserve the fruit for another use.

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