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Tarragon Lemonade

Tarragon brightens the flavor of this from-scratch lemonade; add gin to easily turn it into a summery cocktail.

  • yield: Makes 6 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 sprigs tarragon, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice, about 10-12 lemons
  • Ice
  • 12 ounces gin, optional

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Combine the sugar with 1 cup water and 6 sprigs tarragon in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

  2. Step 2

    In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, tarragon-sugar syrup, and 3 cups of cold water. Fill pitcher with ice until ready to serve.

  3. Step 3

    To serve, fill glasses with ice. Pour a shot of gin over the ice, if using. Fill with lemonade and garnish with a tarragon sprig.

Source
Mad Hungry, July 2011

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