WEATHER »
Tarragon in 60 Seconds

Patrick Reynolds

Tarragon in 60 Seconds


Farm-to-Bar: Tarragon in 60 Seconds


For me, early April means only two things: great basketball and the blossoming of the farmers markets’ best players. Soon our baskets will be filled with berries, assorted mints, stone fruit, and, my favorite, tarragon. The sweet smelling sister of the licorice family, tarragon gives a third dimension of flavor to cocktails.

So this Saturday, make some time to sit down, relax, and have one of these. Just as legendary UCLA Mega-Coach Wooden would say, “If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, when are you going to have time to redo it?”

Tarragon in 60 Seconds

  • 60 leaves of tarragon(B.D. Farms)

  • 12 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 10 oz. Simple Syrup

  • 24 oz. Rum

  • 6 dashes Angostura Bitters

  • 1 basket muddled Strawberry (Harry’s Berries has Gaviotas now)

  • 1 ripe Cherimoya (Goodland Organics has some beauties right now)

Combine in large pitcher and add ice. Serves the whole team.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Gas Company Asks Consumers to Conserve

Cold spell could stress natural gas heating infrastructure.

Highway 101 to Close Wednesday and Thursday

Removal of bridge supports at Olive Mill Road to divert traffic through Montecito.

Santa Barbara Surfer Chris Brown Dies

Body found just east of Hendry’s Beach.

Damaged Bridge Repairs Delayed

March, June, and July given as possible completion dates by Caltrans for six bridges along the 192 ...

Natural History Museum Begins Vertebrate Preservation Project

The project will move 45,000 specimens into bug-proof conservation boxes.