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In the month of July, tarragon thrives in many urban and suburban gardens.

 A glass jar on a brown table, with a white background. Inside the jar, there's lemonade with sprigs of mint and slices of lemon.

© Suzan Gabrijan

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Although it's an herb related to nettles, tarragon is recognizable for its distinctive flavor, which often evokes the scent of potica, the famous Slovenian nut roll. It's also found in štruklji (rolled dumplings) and cottage cheese pancakes, and when paired with green beans, it becomes a light summer salad. It can even flavor summer lemonade. Will it soon replace any popular cocktails?


  • 1 cucumber
  • 5 sprigs of tarragon
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar, optional
  • water or sparkling mineral water


Pluck the leaves from the tarragon. In a blender, chop the cucumber and the plucked leaves of two sprigs of tarragon. Strain into a pitcher, add the squeezed lemon juice, add ice and the plucked leaves of tarragon, sweeten to taste, and top up with cold water or sparkling mineral water.