I previously posted a few photos of the persimmon liqueur I was making at the end of last year. Well, life got in the way of me getting to this specific post, but we did in fact create a New Years Eve cocktail with the persimmon liqueur that was totally inspired by Palm Springs. After spending a mellow Christmas holiday here in Venice we loaded up the car and hit the road for the desert. We checked into the Ace Hotel & Swim Club as per usual, jumped in the pool and then whipped up a little sparkling sunset treat on our patio. It seemed to fit in perfectly in there… it must have been that delicious peachy tone. (see recipe below)
I suppose thats the celebratory way to think of it anyways. And when you live in Southern California life most certainly hands you lemons. In my case I seem to have an abundance of lemons making their way into my house from the trees in friends and neighbors yards. It is truly fantastic!! I just have lemon tree envy, wishing i had my own. But instead I will just have to try making some limoncello this winter. I tried a fast version last year, but I think this time around I will try the slower version and keep you posted on how its coming along.
I was introduced to theses sweet little treasures when we first moved to LA. They are sweet and silky and tasty. I am trying to turn them into a little liqueur for a champagne cocktail for our New Years Eve toast in Palm Springs this year. Cant wait to see how it turns out! (stay tuned)