If you are still shoveling piles of snow and slush off your walkways, a frozen cocktail slushie may currently not be your beverage of choice. This Lemon Tarragon and Gin Slushie from Donna Hay is worth tagging to make when you thaw out though. It's fast and easy to toss together and it's a great combination of sweet, tangy, and herby frozen goodness.
Lemon, Tarragon and Gin Slushie
Donna Hay Magazine, Oct/Nov 2013
1 litre store-bought lemon sorbet
2/3 cup (160 ml) gin
1/3 cup tarragon leaves
Place sorbet gin and tarragon in blender and process until smooth. Divide between glasses and serve immediately.
Notes/Results: Very tasty! Lemon pairs well with the slight anise and herbal flavor of the tarragon and it makes for a pretty green cocktail. Being a fan of more tart-flavored drinks loving cocktails with herbs in them, this drink really works for me. One note--the only lemon sorbet in the two stores close to my house was Haagen Dazs Zesty Lemon Sorbet. Wonderful flavor but much more creamy than icy and I think an icy sorbet would give more of that true "slushie" experience. This was still frozen and good but next time I will look for an icier texture. I also want to try it with pineapple sorbet as I think that would be a great combination with the tarragon. I will make this again.
It's time to "Raise Your Glass" at I Heart Cooking Clubs this week. You can see the different Donna Hay beverages everyone made by going to the post and checking out the picture links.
Happy Aloha Friday!