Raspberry Margaritas

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Sweet and tart raspberry margaritas are made with fresh limes and raspberries along with sweet simple syrup for a refreshing cocktail recipe. 

A glass of Raspberry Margarita with a straw in it and a lime slice and a raspberry on the rim.

I don’t know about you but I love a good margarita.   I have over ten margarita recipes on this blog because of how much I enjoy them.

While some people prefer frozen margaritas I’m all about enjoying them on the rocks.   There’s just something about that sweet and tart flavor over layers of ice that is so refreshing and enjoyable.

I really do enjoy the original lime flavored margaritas and if I’m ever ordering one out that’s what I get.   A margarita, on the rocks, with plenty of salt on the rim.   I don’t like to get flavored ones when I’m out because they are just too sweet.

That isn’t the case when I make them at home.  I like that I always use real fruit and can adjust the amount of simple syrup that goes into the margarita.  You can also adjust according to your own tastes.

Pin Image: A glass of deep pink Raspberry Margaaritas with a straw in it and a lime slice and a raspberry on the rim, text, a cutting board with three limes, a container of raspberries, a bottle of tequila, and a cup of sugar on it.

Ingredients:

  • Limes
  • Raspberries
  • Simple syrup
  • Tequila
  • Red or pink sanding sugar (optional)

Make the fruit puree:  Combine the lime juice, raspberries, and simple syrup in a blender and blend until smooth.

Rim the glasses:  Rub a lime around the rim of two glasses.   Dip into the sanding sugar to coat the rim.

Make the margaritas:  Fill the glass with ice.  Combine the fruit puree and tequila and stir well to combine.

Making a raspberry margarita is pretty easy.  It takes just a handful of ingredients and about 5 minutes.  I’ve actually never had a raspberry margarita before nor have I made one but I had raspberries and limes in the refrigerator so that’s what I decided on.

I thought that the sweetness of the raspberries would pair well with the tartness of the limes.   When I ran the mixture through my Magic Bullet it turned very frothy and was a pretty pink color.

What is a margarita?

A Margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice.  It usually has salt on the rim of the glass.   It can be served on the rocks (with ice), frozen (blended), or just straight up.  Today there are many different flavors of margaritas. 

Do I have to strain out the raspberry seeds?

That is totally up to you and your preference.   I actually don’t mind when my drinks have seeds in them because I feel like that’s how I know that there’s actual fruit in my drink but many people don’t like having them in their drinks.  If you don’t mind then by all means leave them in!

Can I add other berries to the mixture?

If you want to add other berries strawberries or blackberries would be a good option.  Then you would have a mixed berry margarita which sounds delicious!  I haven’t done this myself but both of those berries are good in other margaritas I have made.

Can I make simple syrup?

Absolutely!  I make my own all the time because I never have it on hand.  Simply combine ½ cup of sugar and ½ cup of water in a saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and let cool.  You can pour this mixture into an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.  I like to put mine in a small mason jar and keep it in the refrigerator.

A top view of a pink Raspberry Margarita with a straw in it and a slice of lime and a raspberry on the rim with lime wedges around the glass.

I poured the mixture into the glass of ice and gave it a good stir.  It had almost an ombre effect as the bottom layer started to clear and the top was still very frothy.  

The drink tasted as good as it looked.  It was sweet and tart with a bright flavor from the raspberries.  My husband had one too and agreed that while he’d never had a raspberry margarita this one was really tasty.

More Margarita Recipes:

If you prefer a frozen drink you can totally put this mixture, along with the tequila and two cups of ice, into a blender and blend until smooth to make a frozen one.  It would be perfect on a hot summer day. 

A glass of deep pink Raspberry Margaaritas with a straw in it and a lime slice and a raspberry on the rim.

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A glass of deep pink Raspberry Margaaritas with a straw in it and a lime slice and a raspberry on the rim.

Raspberry Margaritas

Yield: serves 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These sweet and tart margaritas are made with fresh limes and raspberries along with sweet simple syrup for a refreshing cocktail recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 4 limes
  • 1/2 c. raspberries
  • 4 Tablespoons simple syrup
  • 3 oz. tequila
  • red or pink sanding sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. To make the margaritas juice the limes into a blender. Add the raspberries and the simple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a fine mesh strainer over top of a measuring cup or bowl.  Press to get all the juice out of the mixture then discard the solids.
  3. Measure out ¾ cup of the mixture.   Reserve the rest for later.
  4. Pour the sanding sugar into a shallow dish.
  5. Rim two short glasses or margaritas glasses with a lime wedge. Dip the rim into the sanding sugar to give the glass a sugared rim.
  6. Fill each glass with ice.   Add 1 ½ ounces of tequila to each glass.
  7. Pour half of the raspberry margarita mixture into each glass.  Serve immediately.

Notes

A Hezzi-D Original recipe

A glass of deep pink Raspberry Margaaritas with a straw in it and a lime slice and a raspberry on the rim and lime wedges beside the glass.

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5 Comments

  1. The sweet tart combination of the raspberries sounds delish! And the color makes them so pretty. Perfect for barbecue season.

  2. That looks so delicious I’m pretty sure I’d drink it way too fast, lol. Love homemade fresh fruit margaritas.

  3. I love the lime flavor in a margarita. I bet those raspberries really added a fruit punch. I want one of these asap.

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