After being spoiled by the long weekend last week, I felt gypped this weekend with only two weekend days. As a pick me up for all of you feeling the same way, here is the blood orange, tarragon cocktail recipe we made last weekend in hopes it will bring you that long-weekend feel again. My dad is actually the creator of this concoction inspired by a cocktail he had at the Beverly Hill Hotel Polo Lounge in LA.
First, he created a simple syrup by boiling and simmering blood orange juice and sugar. He also created Tarragon infused vodka by letting the tarragon steep in the vodka for a few days. To make the cocktail mix:
- 1 oz. tarragon citrus vodka
- 1 oz blood orange juice
- 1/2 oz blood orange simple syrup
- dash of lime juice
I have some vodka concoctions infusing currently and will share once the process is complete, but some of the basic flavors include pomegranate, mango, strawberry, and blueberry. Hopefully these will provide me with a myriad of summer cocktails to survive the DC summer. What are your favorite summer cocktails?