Herbal Cocktails
Photo/Jeff Harris
After a winter of fighting the cold with nogs and toddies, sprightly herbal cocktails can be a more welcoming harbinger of spring than robin red breast or the crack of horsehide against a Louisville Slugger. Long before fruits ripen, nature gives up its herbs to resourceful mixologists to experiment with. Herbal flavors offer possibilities from tarragon’s bittersweet mix to the sharp aromatics of onions to the cooling spiciness of menthol. Here are few favorites to get you started. Tarragon Gin & Tonic Tarragon is one of the first gifts of spring. It’s the herb that brings beguiling notes of anise and basil to béarnaise and white-wine sauces. It’s …
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