Here Today, Tarragon Tomorrow cocktail

February 15, 2019
cocktail recipe
Here Today Tarragon Tomorrow cocktail

post updated 4/3/2023

The fresh rain and first sprouts emerging in spring inspired this cocktail. This Here Today, Tarragon Tomorrow cocktail, all puns aside, is a great tipple to sip as we transition into warmer, sunnier days that are on the horizon…or I at least hope they are!

Here Today, Tarragon Tomorrow is a savory cocktail, and a spirit-free version, that have whispers of spring woven through it. The first sip of the cocktail reveals the tart green apple bite that pirouettes with the earthiness of the tequila beautifully. Upon further sips, the subtle anisette in the tarragon comes through while picking up on layering on the notes from the tequila. The celery salt rim adds an unexpected, savory flavor to the cocktail that works with all of the fresh, green notes in the vibrant drink. I’ve even added a spritz of Chartreuse on top that transforms the drink into a more herbal sipper. It’s Margarita adjacent, but feels unique.

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WHATS IN THE COCKTAIL

  • blanco tequila–  I used La Gritona Tequila, a tequila brand that is female run an operated by Melly Barajas, one of the only female distillery owners in Jalisco.
  • green apple juice– to keep the juice vibrant, use lemon juice, around 1 tbsp for 2 apples to prolong oxidization. Use green apple juice with in 1 hour for a bright green color. It can be stored for up to 1 day in the fridge
  • tarragon
  • lime juice
  • celery salt– celery salt can be hard to track down so you can use celery seed mixed with corse salt
  • simple syrup

HOLD THE SPIRITS 

I also included a spirit-free/mocktail version for those who are abstaining. Spirit-free options are one of the most requested type of drinks from you all. We can’t drink cocktails everyday after all, we need tasty options for when we are not imbibing.

I mixed up this drink for my cocktail classes with Macy’s last year! It was fun to demo these and server them to a crowd. I was back in my element of teaching! I definitely plan to teach more cocktail classes this year to bring more cocktail knowledge, and beverages, to you IRL.

HEre today tarragon tomorrow cocktail recipe

 

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Description

The Here Today, Tarragon Tomorrow is a savory tarragon cocktail  that have whispers of spring woven through it. The first sip of the cocktail reveals the tart green apple with earthiness of the tequila followed by savory tarragon and celery salt. It’s Margarita adjacent, but unique.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 tsp celery salt and 2 tbsp coarse salt
  • 2 oz green apple juice
  • 2 oz blanco tequila, I used La Gritona
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 2 tarragon sprigs, garnished
  • garnish: tarragon sprig, edible flower

Instructions

  1. Add 4 tsp celery salt to 2 tablespoons coarse salt on a plate.
  2. Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of a rocks glass. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt mixture to coat.
  3. Muddle tarragon in a shaker. Shake tequila, apple juice, lime juice, and syrup with ice. Shake with ice.
  4. Strain into the glass with ice. 
  5. Garnish with tarragon sprig and edible flowers

Notes

-For the green apple juice, add lemon juice to prolong oxidization. Use green apple juice with in 1 hour for a bright green color. Can be stored for up to 1 day in the fridge

-celery salt can be hard to track down so you can use celery seed mixed with corse salt for the rim

Keywords: tarragon, tequila

Here Today Tarragon Tomorrow cocktail. Margarita with tarragon and green apple

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Mark March 3, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Beautiful. Will try it! Love your stuff!
    Do you, by chance, have any Moroccan/North African-inspired cocktail recipes on your site by chance??!
    Thanks, Mark

    • Reply Ashley Rose March 7, 2019 at 4:36 pm

      I am working on at least one using Ras El Hanout spice currently!

      Do you have a favorite ingredient, spice or beverage from this area you like?

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