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Author Notes: This past summer, I discovered the joy of using tarragon as the main flavor for dishes rather than bundling it with other herbs. My tarragon renaissance led to a tarragon simple syrup, which naturally led to the question, what to do with it? Adding a splash to a gin & tonic was an obvious choice. —Kay Dominguez
Tarragon simple syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 bunch tarragon
Tarragon gin & tonic
- 1 tablespoon tarragon simple syrup
- 1 lime
- 8 ounces tonic water
- 1.5 ounces gin
- crushed ice
- In a small saucepan, heat water and sugar to a boil. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Add tarragon and let boil for 2-3 minutes. Take saucepan off of the heat and let stand for 30 minutes.
- Squeeze juice from one lime. Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker, then serve over crushed ice.
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