Herbal Gin And Tonic With Tarragon

The gin and tonic is everyone's go to low-carb cocktail. This herbal gin and tonic is made with tarragon simple syrup and finished with a few drops of lavender bitters.

Course Cocktails
Cuisine American, English
Keyword Floral Gin Cocktail, Gin and Tonic, Gin Cocktails, Herbal Gin and Tonic, Herbal Gin Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Time For Cocktail 1 minute
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Cocktails
Author Matt Cetta


For the Simple Syrup*

  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Tarragon Leaves

For The Cocktail

  • Ice
  • 1 Lime Wedge
  • 1/2 Ounce Tarragon Simple Syrup
  • 2 Ounces Floral Gin**
  • 2 Ounces Tonic
  • Seltzer
  • 4 Dashes Lavender Bitters
  • 1 Spig Fresh Tarragon


For The Tarragon Simple Syrup*

  1. In a small pot, bring water to a boil.

  2. Add sugar and dissolve.

  3.  Add tarragon and remove from heat. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Strain into a clean jar or bottle and chill until ready for use.

For One Cocktail

  1. Fill a highball glass 2/3 of the way with ice.

  2. Cut a slit into the lime wedge and place it on the rim of the glass. Run it around the rim of the glass, squeeze the lime wedge into the glass, and then throw it in.

  3. Add tarragon simple syrup and gin and stir. 

  4. Add tonic, top with seltzer, and then finish with 4 dashes of lavender bitters. Stir once to blend flavors.

  5. Garnish with a large sprig of fresh tarragon and serve.

Recipe Notes

*1 batch of simple syrup will yield 1/2 a cup. This makes enough for 8 herbal gin and tonics.

** Recommended brands of floral gins are HendricksBotanist Islay Gin, Spring 44 Mountain Gin

Recipe adapted from the always amazing Bojon Gourmet