Blackberry Cucumber Tarragon Gin Fizz Recipe

Susan Palmer | Girl in the Little Red Kitchen Updated

Blackberry Cucumber Tarragon Gin Fizz is the refreshing drink of springtime. Full of fresh, flavorful ingredients.

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I recently had a conversation with someone about why living in New York City and taking public transportation is so much greater than having to drive everywhere. Yes, with a car there is a lot more freedom than relying on the unreliable schedule that is the MTA, but my hour long commute is so much more productive than yours.

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Think about it for a moment - when you drive, you really need to concentrate on the road, the cars around you, the traffic light ahead and any other potential driving conditions. Getting deep into your own thoughts while driving probably isn't the best idea.

Now me, while I'm riding the subway or the bus I can think, and I think a lot. Sometimes it's about my day, my to-do list or stuff that needs to happen in the near future, but for the most part I think about food.

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It makes sense, I'm a food blogger, food thoughts run through my head 90% of the time and I'm constantly jotting down those thoughts. Insert this blackberry cucumber tarragon gin fizz.

It originally started out as just a cucumber gin cocktail, and as I continued thinking to myself, I wanted to add more to it. I love herbs in cocktails; they can really compliment the spirit and seasonality of your drink.

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Tarragon was the first herb that came to mind, and one that I feel is always under represented. When's the last time you used it? In chicken salad? It's an herb that may not please everyone's palate, but the minty anise flavor plays off the cooling cucumber and botanical gin well. Of course, gin has a strong taste of its own, and I recommend one with more citrus, clean notes than something that tastes like Christmas.

As for those blackberries? I can't resist tossing in berries during springtime and they always look the best, even when all the rest aren't at their peak yet. Plus that purple color is a showstopper. 

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Blackberry Cucumber Tarragon Gin Fizz Recipe

  1 Servings

Ingredients

  • 5 slices Cucumber, Plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Blackberries, Fresh, plus extra for garnish
  • 5 sprigs Fresh Tarragon
  • Fresh Lime Juice, From 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces Gin
  • Club Soda
  • Ice Cubes

Directions

  1. Fill your cocktail shaker with the cucumber slices, blackberries, tarragon, lime juice and simple syrup and muddle the mix together with a muddler until the berries are crushed and they release their juices.
  2. Pour in the gin and stir.
  3. Fill a Collins glass with ice and strain the cocktail, discarding any solids. Top with club soda and garnish with slices of cucumber and blackberries. 

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Author: Susan Palmer
Recipe Yields: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 187

% Daily Value*
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Sodium 5mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 6g
1%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Susan Palmer

About Susan

Susan bakes up delicious treats as the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen at home in Brooklyn. She's joined Food Fanatic as a Cocktails and Boozy Desserts Fanatic, and we could not be more excited!