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
- 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.
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.