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Sweet Beet Strawberry & Tarragon Vodka Smash Recipe

This Sweet Beet Strawberry & Tarragon Vodka Smash is a unique and fun summer cocktail. The savory sweet beet tarragon simple syrup blends perfectly with juicy strawberries.

Servings 8
Calories 240 kcal


Beet Tarragon Simple Syrup (this will make more than you need for this cocktail)

  • 3 medium golden beets peeled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 sprigs fresh tarragon

For a pitcher of the cocktail:

  • 1/4 cup Beet Tarragon Simple Syrup
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries tops removed
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 cups sparkling water


  • thinly sliced golden beets
  • strawberries
  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh mint and tarragon


Beet Tarragon Simple Syrup:

  1. Add golden beet chunks, granulated sugar, and water into a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, and let simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat, add tarragon, cover, and let sit for another 15 minutes.

  3. Strain syrup into a clean jar. Let cool completely before using.

Sweet Beet Strawberry & Tarragon Vodka Smash:

  1. Add syrup and strawberries to a large pitcher. Use a muddler or handle of a wooden spoon to smash the strawberries in the bottom of the pitcher. Add lime juice, vodka, and sparkling water.

  2. Garnish with beets, strawberries, tarragon, and mint.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Beet Strawberry & Tarragon Vodka Smash Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
% Daily Value*
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 22.9mg28%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.