Down To Earth

Beets, grapefruit, and tarragon? Yes, we went there. We were inspired by a beet martini recipe that featured grapefruit juice, and added in the tarragon simple syrup after perusing our copy of The Flavor Bible (do yourself a favor and order a copy) which recommended pairing beet with the bittersweet herb. Earthy, herbal, and bright, it’s a good one for opening the night. Makes one 4-oz serving

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass and stir gently until mixed.
  2. Pour the drink into your preferred glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with tarragon leaves or dehydrated citrus.

 

From the Kally Kitchen:

Depending on the brand, your beet juice may have some lemon juice added as a stabilizer; ours did for this recipe – if yours doesn’t, consider garnishing with a fresh lemon.


Tarragon Simple Syrup 

Makes 4oz, enough for 8+ drinks


Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • Leaves of three (3) sprigs of tarragon

Directions:

  1. Add the tarragon leaves to the sugar and water and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  2. Once the sugar has fully dissolved, take the pan off the heat. Leave the tarragon leaves in the simple syrup for 30 minutes as it cools, then strain them out.
  3. Once cool, store in a clean glass container in the fridge for up to a week.
  4. You’ll likely have extra syrup after making some cocktails – combine with soda water and ice to taste for a refreshing Tarragon Italian Soda!