Peach puree and fresh tarragon flavor this summery riff on the French 75. The cocktail is terrific with fresh thyme, too.
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Tear 1 tarragon sprig and drop it into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and the gin, Cognac, lemon juice, peach puree and simple syrup and shake well. http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#doublestr... title="Cocktail Techniques: Fine Straining">Fine-strain into a chilled coupe. Top with the Champagne and garnish with the remaining tarragon sprig.
Les Vergers Boiron and the Perfect Purée of Napa Valley (perfectpuree.com)both make high-quality fruit purees, including a peach variety. They’re available online and at specialty food stores.