A relative of the Artemisia species used to flavor absinthe. Delicate, narrow leaves have a strong anise flavor. Substitute for mint to make a flavorful variation on a Mint Julep.
Southern Belle Whiskey Garden:
Whiskey may come from grains — barley, corn, wheat and rye are distillers’ favorites—but mixologists know a good whiskey cocktail calls for more than just grains. We’ve put together an unusual and inventive collection of herbs to complement your Southern hospitality. Mint Julep? You’ve got to grow Kentucky Colonel mint, the classic Southern mint. Hot Toddy? Try it with chamomile-honey syrup. Mix whiskey with our herbs, along with fresh summer fruit, for a new twist on an Old-Fashioned.
Tarragon Mint Julep: Press layer of French Tarragon, mint and sugar in bottom of short glass, crush, add alternating layers of crushed ice. Mix 1.5 ounces bourbon with 3-4 tablespoons of super-fine sugar and pour into glass.
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