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Strawberry Smash Cocktails with Tarragon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Harness all the goodness of fresh summer fruit with this easygoing, totally simple strawberry smash cocktail recipe.

Recipe Type: Cocktail
Makes: 2 cocktails
Author: Brooklyn Supper
Tarragon Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon leaves
  • 10 large strawberries plus 4 for a garnish, sliced
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 3 tablespoons tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon simple syrup
  1. To make tarragon simple syrup, combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add tarragon leaves, off heat, and steep for 10 minutes or more. Strain, and store in a glass jar in the fridge.

  2. To make cocktails, combine strawberries and all but 2 lime wedges in an ice-filled shaker. Use a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon to smash berries and limes into a chunky mixture. Fish out smashed limes, add a couple handfuls of ice, the lime juice, vodka, and tarragon simple syrup. Shake.

  3. Pour into ice-filled highballs. Garnish with strawberry slices, a lime wedge, and a tarragon sprig.