A Margarita is always welcome, especially in the summer. But what do you say to a raspberry Margarita ? I think that will work ever better !
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What is Raspberry Margarita?
Raspberry Margarita is a twist on the classic Margarita recipe, where you swap the simple syrup for raspberry syrup. The result is a beautiful pink cocktail that blends tequila with raspberry in a fruity new drink, just perfect to enjoy on your porch.
If you’re looking to make this a frozen Margarita, you can use raspberry puree instead of syrup for greater effect.
Raspberry Margarita Cocktail Recipe
A delicious Margarita with a dash of raspberry
- 1.5 oz tequila
- 1.5 oz triple sec
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz raspberry syrup
- granulated sugar for the rim
- Wet the rim of a margarita glass, dip it in granulated sugar. Set aside.
- In a shaker combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, raspberry syrup, ice. Shake very well.
- Strain into sugar-rimmed margarita glass.
The sugar rim here is optional, but I think it makes the whole drink look prettier. Feel free to skip it if you don't want to make this any sweeter than it already is.
When is this drink best ?
I think the raspberry Margarita is a perfect summer cocktail, but especially in the early summer or warm season. There’s something about raspberries that makes me think of late spring/early summer, and I think a Margarita with raspberries would work great in those seasons.
It’s also a great cocktail for an evening out, or even at a party if you’re looking for something sweet and fruity.
My thoughts on Raspberry Margarita
I found the raspberry Margarita to be a nice riff of the original Margarita. The raspberry pairs well with tequila and you cans till taste the alcohol, but it’s a little different in flavor now. Triple sec is still strong in this and it also pairs well with raspberry, so I call that a win.
The combined alcohol of triple sec and tequila make this a strong drink, with a nice sour edge from the lime juice but a sweet undertone from the raspberry syrup. Overall a great drink.
If you like Raspberry Margarita, you might also like…
Blueberry Margarita – a Margarita with blueberry syrup
Coconut Margarita – a Margarita with cream of coconut
Blood orange Margarita – a Margarita with blood orange juice
Strawberry Margarita – a Margarita with strawberries
Raspberry Daiquiri – a daiquiri with raspberry syrup
Notes, substitutes, and tips
This is a strong cocktail but if you want to make it stronger you can turn this into a sipper by swapping the raspberry syrup for raspberry liqueur.