Tarragon Simple Syrup and Lemonade

Simple Syrup

  • 3 cups water
  • 3 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon

Tarragon Lemonade

  • 6 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups tarragon simple syrup
  • 1 cup concentrated lemon juice


  1. Simple Syrup: In a non-reactive pan combine water, sugar and chopped tarragon. Bring to a simmer and cook for five minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Strain. Transfer to squeeze bottle or jar and refrigerate. Keeps for several months. Makes about 3 cups.

    Tarragon Lemonade: Mix water, simple syrup and concentrated lemon juice together in pitcher. Stir until well combined. Serve over ice.

    Remaining syrup may be used to make individual drinks. Add 1-2 tablespoons to sparkling water or lemonade.

    Also great as a mixer for summer cocktails.