This cocktail is a must if you have fresh tarragon on hand, and if not, it’s a great reason to go to the store and get some fresh tarragon. This is a deliciously smooth libation that hits all of the notes I like in a cocktail- slightly sweet as well as tart, with a nice herbal finish. I thought the Hendricks worked nicely here, and the fresh muddled tarragon added a nice hint of anise.
slightly adapted from: Craft Cocktails
makes: 1 drink
1 ounce simple syrup (made with equal parts demerara sugar & water)
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce Green Chartreuse
1 sprig fresh tarragon
1 1/2 ounces Hendricks gin
garnish: 1 sprig fresh tarragon
Rinse out glass with a splash of absinthe. Place all remaining ingredients except gin in a mixing glass. Muddle tarragon, then add gin and large ice cubes and shake vigorously. Taste for balance. Double-strain (see pics below) into the glass, garnish, and serve.