Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Pick-Me-Up... Blood Orange Tarragon-ini


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
Garnish with lime wedge and drink!

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?

Happy Monday!

~ Julie


  1. Oh my this looks so darn good. I'm going to save this for warmer weather. Can you believe it is raining in So Cal today??? We can't.

  2. OMG this looks amazing! I love blood orange and am always down for a cocktail. Oh and I so get what you mean about feeling cheated with only 2 days off this weekend. No fair! :) xoxo

  3. Divine! Can't wait to try it.

  4. I just wanted to tell you that the spam filter word thingy I just got was Pothed. I'm still giggling about it!

  5. Such a pretty colour this is ~ a barely there peach tone. It sounds delicious, and a fun way to give vodka (which is already yum!) a depth of flavour.

  6. This looks and sounds fantastic...I'm a simple gal, I'm a big fan of sonic cherry limeades during the summer (c:

  7. Sounds delish and the perfect summer drink! Vodka is my go to choice, so I will def be giving this concoction a whirl. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This sounds so refreshing. Hope your week is off to a good start, Cutie!! xo

  9. Oh, this looks so good!! My summer drink is a mojito and now I want one :)

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