The Love Gun Cocktail

by John Cusimano 3:00 AM, February 14, 2018

Aired February 14, 2018

Serves 1

For simple syrup, heat 1 cup each water and sugar in a saucepan, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Let cool, and store in the refrigerator.


1 sprig tarragon
¼ cup gin
2 tablespoons fresh blood orange juice, plus 1 orange peel twist
2 tablespoons Aperol
1 tablespoon simple syrup
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
4 to 6 tablespoons pink champagne


Muddle tarragon at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients except for champagne, fill with ice, and shake well. Double strain into a champagne coupe or flute. Top with champagne and blood orange peel.


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