If you have lots of guests descending on you this festive season, batching your drinks will save time and effort.
Making up a batch of Gin and Tarragon lemonade is very quick to put together and will keep your friends cool, as well as impressed!
The slight anise flavour of the tarragon balances the sweetness of the elderflower liqueur and tartness of the lemon to create a refreshing tipple for a hot summer's day.
Ingredients (Makes 6)
10 large sprigs tarragon
2 lemons, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
175ml cup St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)*
75ml fresh lemon juice
350ml club soda
*If you want a lower alcohol version you could use elderflower cordial, but remember to reduce the amount of sugar.
Muddle the tarragon sprigs, sliced lemons and sugar in a large jug You want to muddle enough to release the favours of the tarragon but not hammer it to death.
Add the gin, St.Germain and fresh lemon juice and club soda to the jug and combine together. Add ice and stir to cool.
Serve over ice with a sprig of tarragon and a slice of lemon. Easy!