Recipe: Strawberry Martinis by Angela Roberts at Spinach Tiger

Angela Roberts Spinach TigerStrawberry season is here! What better way to kick it off than with a cocktail?

We’re eager to share this simple, crowd-pleasing recipe created by Angela Roberts from Spinach Tiger, so without further ado, here it is!

It’s exciting to be here giving you a recipe you can make from strawberries grown in your very own Minigarden! There’s nothing like homegrown strawberries, and they make the best strawberry syrup.

Strawberry syrup is simply a reduction of strawberries, sugar, and water. The ingredients may be straightforward, but they result in a deep, intense strawberry juice.

Strawberry Martini

One of our favorite ways to use this simple strawberry syrup is in cocktails! This strawberry martini is perfect for spring and summer, and it’s so easy to do.

Strawberry Martini

Serves: 1
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 ounces vodka (Mandarin-flavored or regular)
  • 2 ounces strawberry simple syrup (see below for recipe)
  • Splash of dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • Fresh strawberries or basil for garnish


  1. Pour vodka, strawberry syrup, dry vermouth, and ice into a martini shaker and shake until well mixed.
  2. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with strawberries or fresh basil.
  3. Serve ice cold and enjoy!

Strawberry Simple Syrup

Strawberry Simple SyrupThis strawberry simple syrup makes a great martini, but you can also use it in other cocktails, or even on an ice cream sundae!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 3 cups strawberries, washed with stems removed, divided
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water


  1. Blend 2 cups of strawberries until a puree is formed. Dice the remaining 1 cup of strawberries and set aside.
  2. Heat water, sugar, and strawberry puree in a saucepan until boiling. Once the mixture has boiled, add the diced strawberries and simmer until they are very soft.
  3. Press and strain mixture through a sieve. Store in refrigerator until cooled.


You can also use this syrup for cake or frosting! If so, reduce the mixture until it is very thick.

You can also add a fresh herb to your syrup for an added hint of flavor. Fresh basil works well!

Fresh strawberries grown in your own Minigarden are perfect for homemade cocktails – especially Angela’s Strawberry Martini. And she has tons of other great ideas and recipes for your strawberry harvest too! Thank you so much to Angela for sharing her fantastic recipe.

What will you make with your strawberries this summer?

Susan Austin is Sales Director for Minigarden North America. She can be reached at