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THE RECIPE

The Tarragon Cocktail

Fresh tarragon breathes life into a good gin

The Tarragon Cocktail from A Thought for Food

This cocktail, which was first created at the The Inn at Honey Run in Holmes County, Ohio, is all about bringing together just a few complementary ingredients into the perfect sip. And, it allows the true flavors of the base alcohol (in this case, Watershed Gin) to shine through and not be overpowered by everything else. You don’t often see tarragon in cocktails (or in many dishes, for that matter), but it’s a wonderful herb that has a delicate flavor of citrus and anise (aka licorice) that pairs perfectly with a juniper-based gin.

THE CHEF

Brian Samuels

Food Photographer and Blogger

A Thought for Food

Brian Samuels from A Thought for Food

In everything I make, whether it's a cocktail or a meal, I want the flavors of each ingredient to shine. Therefore, I like to keep things simple and let each ingredient speak for itself.

Brian is a Boston-based food blogger, photographer, and proprietor of the blog A Thought for Food. His recipes are seasonal, his writing thoughtful, and his photography absolutely amazing. Seriously, it’s not fair how good of a photographer he is. Just kidding (kind of), but we’re glad that we get to share in his passion for cooking and cocktail-making through his words and the lens of his camera. Most recently (and very appropriately), Brian teamed up with fellow bloggers Russell van Kraayenburg of Chasing Delicious, Ken Leung of Hungry Rabbit, and Michael Lewicki of Verses from My Kitchen to create The Boys’ Club, a new blog documenting the stories, experiences, and recipes behind a unique set of cocktail creations.

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THE TIP

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  • Brianna

    I’m a somewhat-recent gin fan and I can’t wait to try this! It looks super refreshing – perfect for the end of summer.