Try This: Tarragon-Infused Drinks

Try This: Tarragon-Infused Drinks

Emily Han
Jul 16, 2009

Like cilantro, tarragon seems to be a love-it-or-hate-it type of herb. We fall into the love it camp. The trick is to use it in moderation so that it doesn't overpower a dish. We recently bought a bunch to add a touch of sweet, anise-y flavor to a peach salad. We didn't use much, so what to do with the leftover springs?

Freezing was an option, but then we thought of adding it to iced tea. Just a couple of muddled or torn leaves in a glass were enough to perfume the tea. Tarragon works well with citrus flavors, so the addition of a large squeeze of lemon made the whole thing even more delicious. We liked the idea of tarragon-infused drinks so much that we've rounded up some more refreshing recipes to try:

Tarragon Cooler with cucumber, lime, and chamomile tea, from Imbibe
Tarragon Lemonade, from Food & Wine
Tarragon-Spiked Lady Grey Iced Tea, from Gourmet
Lemony Fresh Herb Coolers with tarragon, basil, cilantro, and mint, from Food & Wine

Are you a fan of tarragon? Have you used it in drinks?

Related: Infused Vodkas (and DIY Tips!) from Sub Rosa Spirits

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