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Orange-Tarragon Syrup

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 40 mins
Yield Makes 2 1/2 cups
Refreshingly sweet and citrusy Orange-Tarragon Syrup is just the thing to perk up your drink.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh tarragon leaves

How to Make It

  1. Bring sugar, orange juice, water, and tarragon leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves. Boil 2 minutes. (Do not stir.) Remove from heat. Press through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using back of a spoon to squeeze out liquid; discard solids. Cool completely (about 30 minutes). Transfer to a jar; cover and refrigerate up to 3 months.