Persimmon Vinegar Warm Tonic Recipe

Persimmon Vinegar Warm Tonic Recipe

Cayla Zelanis

When you’re looking for a pick-me-up made with all-natural ingredients, a warm tonic can work wonders. This vinegar-based drink can be enjoyed all year round, but feels especially comforting during colder months when you can really use an immunity boost. 

This recipe has been passed along from our friends at Figure Ate Foods, using persimmons sourced from organic farms along the Central Coast of California. Using these persimmons, they have created a naturally fermented vinegar, which is a regenerative superfood that’s rich with antioxidants, offering support for a healthy heart, liver, skin, and gut. All proceeds benefit White Buffalo Land Trust, so they can continue to practice, promote, and develop systems of regenerative agriculture, which have the power and potential to address the planet's climate, biodiversity, community health, and food security challenges.

Selecting climate-appropriate crops conserves water resources and builds the resiliency of our food system. Along the Central Coast of California, the persimmon is one of those crops.

Start with the basic elements:

  • Warm water
  • A spoonful or 1 oz of Persimmon Vinegar
  • A spoonful of honey (agave, maple syrup, or stevia)

Then depending on what you are in the mood for, add any or all of the following:

  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Orange peel
  • Whole Persimmons
  • Live or dried herbs, such as nettle, mint, rose geranium, oregano, lemon balm (for stress), echinacea (immunity), elderberry (immunity), acerola cherry (vitamin c) and thyme (anti-viral)