This fabulous festive drink is perfect for Christmas and New Year parties. Made with sliced Spanish persimmons in a heady mix of rum, lime juice, ginger wine and ginger ale with sliced limes and ice cubes. Cheers!
Remove the leafy tops from the persimmons, slice the flesh thinly and add to a large punch bowl with the sliced limes, lime juice, cinnamon sticks and muscovado sugar. Allow a few minutes for the sugar to dissolve.
Pour the rum and ginger wine into the punch bowl. Add ice cubes, then top up with the ginger ale.
Serve in punch glasses or tall glasses, decorated with mint sprigs.
You could make this with light golden Barbados rum instead of dark rum – either way, it packs a punch!