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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.