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Mango and Tarragon Martini

  • SERVINGS: Makes 1 drink

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

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  1. 1 medium mango—peeled, pitted and chopped—plus 1 triangular piece of mango skin for garnish (optional)
  2. 12 tarragon leaves, plus 2 leaves for garnish
  3. Ice
  4. 2 1/2 ounces vodka
  5. 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  6. 1/2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup
  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mango. Smack 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.