Mango and Tarragon Martini

Although cocktail snobs might scoff at flavored martinis, Philip Duff feels that this is one of his best creations.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink


  • 1 medium mango—peeled, pitted and chopped—plus 1 triangular piece of mango skin for garnish (optional)
  • 12 tarragon leaves, plus 2 leaves for garnish
  • Ice
  • 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mango. <a href="/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#smackingherbs">Smack</a> the 12 tarragon leaves over the shaker. Add them to the shaker with all of the remaining ingredients except the garnishes; shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the mango skin. Smack the remaining tarragon over the drink and add it to the drink.

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