Persimmon infused vodka
Welcome to Black Cherry Distillery's first ever blog! We are in the infancy of starting a distillery business, one we hope will feature Whiskey, Rum and Vodka. Starting up a distillery is expensive so we plan to introduce two vodka brands into Colorado to help us generate an income revenue to buy our stills and open our tasting room. Because we will feature vodka infusions and liqueurs, we invite you to join us as we experiment and choose winning infusions to star in our future distillery.
Today, we are infusing vodka with persimmon fruit. The word persimmon comes from the Algonquin language meaning "dry fruit." The fruit becomes ripe in the fall and beginning of winter and has a sweetness reminiscent of a cross between a pear and an apple. When in season the persimmon is a prized fruit in many parts of the world. In Japan, persimmons are considered to be the country’s national fruit and is known as Fuyu or Fuyugaki. In the United States persimmons of the Diospyros virginiana variety were introduced to the colonists by Native Americans who taught the colonists how to use the fruit to make puddings and bread.
3 oz Persimmon Vodka
2 oz Persimmon simple syrup
1 oz Lemon juice
Apple seltzer topper
Star anise garnish
Enjoy this infusion as you would other spirits — on the rocks, straight up, or mixed in a cocktail.