Fresh tarragon adds a slight note of licorice to this cool, tart-sweet refresher.
• 1-1/2 cups water
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 2 cups blood orange juice (available frozen at specialty food stores) or freshly squeezed regular orange juice
• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
• 2 tablespoons firmly packed fresh tarragon leaves
• Tarragon sprigs for garnish
• Fresh orange segments for garnish
In a medium saucepan, heat water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
Add orange juice, lemon juice, and tarragon leaves, and bring to a simmer.
Remove pan from heat, cover, and let steep 30 minutes, or until desired tarragon flavor is reached.
Strain liquid to remove leaves, and then pour the mixture into a shallow, freezer-safe pan, and place it in the freezer.
Scrape with a fork to break up ice crystals every half-hour to an hour until it’s fully frozen, about 4 to 6 hours.
Serve immediately, garnished with fresh tarragon and orange segments.