In a saucepan over medium heat combine 1 cup of sugar and water. Allow the sugar to melt, making a simple syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Reserve.
On a salad plate, combine the ½ cup sugar and cinnamon. Wet the rim of eight margarita or martini glasses with a lime wedge. Dip the rims of the glasses into the cinnamon mixture and coat rims evenly.
Peel the persimmons, place in a blender or juicer and puree. (You need 2 cups of puree to make 8 margaritas.)
For each drink, in a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ounces of persimmon puree, 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, 2 tablespoons of simple syrup, and some ice. Give it a good shake, strain into the cinnamon-and-sugar-rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
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