A staple of French cuisine, tarragon is an often overlooked herb in the American pantry, but the versatile member of the sunflower family lends a bittersweet flavor to drinks of all kinds. From a booze-free snow cone to a vibrant herbal liqueur to cocktails, here are a seven creative ways to put tarragon to use.
Tarragon syrup helps draw out the earthy tones of agave spirits.
Old Tom gin meets snap peas and dry vermouth.
Homemade Herbal Liqueur
Fresh herbs flavor this easy DIY liqueur.
Sweet, earthy beet juice mixes beautifully with bourbon and tarragon.
Strawberry Tarragon Snow Cone
Strawberry and tarragon make for a delicious duo in this summery treat.
Tarragon syrup mixes beautifully with earthy tequila.
WC and Soda
Campari and kumquat purée meet tarragon syrup in this bright and bittersweet drink.