Last Updated on September 17, 2023 by Leah Hall
Sweet and sour, this fruity margarita is full of flavor and great refreshing drink. So, add this Raspberry Margarita recipe to your list!
The best way to give flavor in a raspberry margarita? Fresh berries! And in this case we used fresh berries for a simple syrup that adds sweetness as well as fresh flavor to this Raspberry Margarita.
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This raspberry margarita only takes minutes to make, easy to make individual servings or a pitcher for parties!
Ingredients in a Raspberry Margarita
You can definitely use what you have at home for tequila and triple sec. These ingredients can be especially easy for a raspberry margarita! The strong raspberry flavor really shines in this margarita.
- Tequila – We used tequila blanco here. This lighter flavor balances out berries. Some great choices could be Prospero, Tanteo or Santera tequilas.
- Triple Sec – Triple Sec or Cointreau work well in this raspberry margarita recipe!
- Lime Juice – fresh is best! Gives a great brightness to the drink! Pick limes that have some give when you press them with your fingers. Old limes are rock hard. Get the most out of limes by rolling them on the countertop with a firm push. This helps release the juice. After rolling, use a citrus juicer to extract the juice.
- Raspberry Simple Syrup – fresh berries are best for this raspberry simple syrup recipe, but frozen works well too!
The margarita is one of the most popular classic cocktails of all time. The margarita was invented in Mexico in the 1930s, made of just 3 ingredients: tequila, triple sec and lime juice. For the raspberry margarita recipe, we add in raspberry simple syrup for sweetness and color. Also try our Pineapple Cranberry Margarita!
What’s the secret to a perfect margarita?
Making the perfect margarita comes down to using the best ingredients. This includes fresh lime juice and the best tequila that fits your budget. But again, we advise Tequila Blanco.
Can you make a pitcher of raspberry margaritas?
Yes, this raspberry margarita recipe works great in a pitcher. Just stir the ingredients together and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
How to Make the Raspberry Simple Syrup
Homemade raspberry syrup is delightful, sour and sweet. We have a recipe for rich raspberry syrup, but you definitely don’t need a sweeter syrup for this margarita.
- Combine fresh raspberries in a small saucepan with sugar and water.
- Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until berries are soft. Crush the berries and take off heat.
- Let the syrup cool, then pour it through a strainer to remove the berries.
Can I freeze the Raspberry Syrup?
Yes! This syrup freezes well. Let it cool completely, then store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months. Or, even easier is pouring it into ice cube trays and freezing individually and then placing in a ziploc bag.
How to Juice Limes
Using a hand held juicer is easy and a great way to squeeze citrus. A citrus reamer is also easy as well.
Can I Make this Raspberry Margarita Recipe ahead of time?
While we recommend making the cocktails just before serving, you can absolutely prep the ingredients ahead of time! Make the raspberry syrup in advance and store it in the fridge (for about a week) until you are ready to use it. Fresh lime juice will keep in the fridge around 2-3 days. Then make sure to serve and mix the rest of the ingredients when you serve.
How to Make a Salt Rim on a Margarita Glass
You do not need any fancy tools to add a salt or sugar rim to cocktails at home! Just use a lime wedge and kosher salt (or sugar) on a plate and it’s good to go. If you want to use a salt rimmer, then you don’t have to use the lime wedge, just some lime juice on the sponge, but either way is easy.
- Pour some kosher salt or sugar on a plate.
- Run a lime wedge around the glass rim. Just moisten the edge of the glass so the salt will stick to it.
- Dip the edge of the glass into the salt on the plate. Dip the glass into the salt a few times until you have the amount of salt desired.
Tips & Tricks
- Fresh Raspberries vs Frozen Raspberries – in making the syrup you can use either. If you are making a pitcher of this Raspberry Margarita recipe, then you may want to consider using frozen, as you will be making a lot more syrup. But, if fresh is in season, we encourage you to use fresh.
- Adjust the flavor – feel free to adjust the amounts of raspberry syrup and lime juice according to your taste. If you want it sweeter add more raspberry syrup, or more sour, add more lime juice. Those ingredients are very interchangeable, just depends how you want it to taste!
- Blended Margaritas– You can make this raspberry margarita recipe blended if you like. We obviously served them on the rocks, but you can also make a blended version by adding a few cups of ice into a blender with all the ingredients.
- Tequila – use the kind you want. We used tequila blanco because we wanted the raspberry flavor to shine, but use what you like and what you have. Also, feel free to sub mezcal for the tequila.
- Spicy – give this margarita recipe a spicy twist by adding some jalapeno slices and muddling them before adding the ingredients to shake.
- Nonalcoholic – make this non alcoholic by subbing the triple sec for orange juice and taking out the tequila and using sparkling water. Just don’t shake the sparkling water!
- Cold Cocktail – to make sure your cocktail is especially chilled, put the glass in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before serving. Especially great on a hot day.
- Raspberry Simple Syrup – feel free to swap out the sweetener in the raspberry syrup recipe for agave, maple syrup or stevia instead of regular sugar.
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This Raspberry Margarita Recipe is easy to make and so full of flavor all year long!
- 2 ounces tequila blanco
- .50 ounce triple sec
- .50 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce raspberry simple syrup
Raspberry Simple Syrup
- 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
Raspberry Simple Syrup
- Combine berries, sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to boil.
- Smash berries and take off heat. Let syrup cool and place in airtight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Raspberry Margarita Recipe
- Salt rim of glass if desired. (we chose not to for this one!)
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake and strain into glass with ice.
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Serving Size:4 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Sodium: 1126mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: .1gSugar: 11.6gProtein: .1g
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