Green Grape & Tarragon Soda
This DYI soda blends the delicate sweetness of green grapes with the soft overtones of tarragon for a refreshing balance of flavor.
Yields: 6 servings
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6 branches tarragon
2 cups green grapes
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1/2 cup filtered water
Seltzer or soda water
Use one of the branches of tarragon to tie together the rest of the tarragon into a bundle.
Place tarragon, grapes, agave, and filtered water in a medium-size saucepan. Cover and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, muddling the grapes with a wooden spoon to break them up a bit. Remove from heat and let rest for 15 minutes.
Remove tarragon bundle. Pour liquid through a strainer lined with a double layer of cheesecloth and squeeze to extract as much liquid as possible.
Chill in a sealed glass jar in the fridge.
To server, pour ï¿½ cup syrup into a tall glass, top with 6 to 8 ounces chilled seltzer or sparkling water, and stir.
Store in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to 4 days.