Grapefruit Tarragon Gin and Tonic

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Author Notes: Grapefruit and tarragon are a great flavor pairing. I've used it in some cooking applications, and wanted to try out a boozy drink with the two. It's a multi-sensory experience. First your eye is drawn to the pretty pinks and greens. Then your nose picks up the anise-y aroma of the tarragon. And lastly, the bittersweet grapefruit and tonic work their magic. I use Comb 9 gin, because of its awesomeness, but use what you like.mrslarkin

Serves one

  • 2 sprigs fresh tarragon, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
  • 2 ounces fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit, strained
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 5 ounces tonic water
  • a sliver of grapefruit
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the tarragon and the sugar. Add a handful of ice cubes, the grapefruit juice and the gin. Shake it up.
  2. Fill a tall glass halfway with ice cubes. Add a sprig of tarragon, and sliver of grapefruit. Pour contents of shaker into glass. Top off with tonic water. Cheers!
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4 months ago MaryAlice

This was a wonderful drink. I have a tarragon plant, so the herb was fresh. Loved it.


8 months ago mauigirlcooks

This sounds like a fantastic drink! I recently had a drink with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, vodka & fresh basil-yum!


about 1 year ago checker

So here I was, thinking how much I do actually miss this place, and thought I would pop over to your page to see what you were up to. And if you didn't post a GIN recipe with the flavor combo you taught me! New favorite drink! Yes! Yes! Yes!


about 1 year ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

:) Thought of you as I sipped this.