1/2mediumvery ripe Hachiya persimmonsseeded, ends trimmed and discarded, pulp scooped out
2teaspoonsPure maple syrup
2ouncesrye or whiskey
1(3 inch)cinnamon stickfor garnish
Muddle The Persimmon: Combine persimmon, orange, and maple syrup in a rocks (aka lowball or Old Fashioned) glass and muddle just a few times to bruise the orange and just start to break up the persimmon.
Mix The Old Fashioned: Add the ice, rye or whiskey, and orange bitters, grate a touch of the cinnamon over the top then stir with the cinnamon stick until chilled through. Serve.