This raspberry margarita is a delicious summer cocktail recipe. We add the sweet flavor of raspberries to a smoky margarita. This will make a fan of even the most reluctant mezcal drinkers in your life.
So, how many times in your life have you had a premixed bottled margarita? How many times have you had a homemade one made with opening more than 1 bottle? I hope the homemade more than the premixed.
Premixed can have it’s place. Like, if I want margaritas in the pool and don’t want to keep going in the house, then it’s a fab option. But, if I want a homemade marg that is full of flavor, I encourage you to try this fresh raspberry margarita!
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What Kind of Raspberries Should You Use for this Raspberry Margarita?
Fresh preferably. But, if you don’t have access to fresh raspberries, frozen will work, too!
We used fresh berries, but you could use any fresh berry and get this same fresh flavor. Plus, the color is fabulous because of the berries, too! We went almost half and half on the tequila to mezcal ratio, and loved the smokiness of the mezcal with the raspberries!
The mezcal stood out, but didn’t take over the cocktail, and played so well with the fresh raspberries. And, we want you to use quality ingredients, for sure!
Blanco tequila, which we used, is unaged and clear. The clean flavor of a good blanco tequila goes well with the other flavors in the raspberry margarita. The mezcal we used was aged, but had the subtle smoke flavor and scent that mezcal is known for.
Why is a Margarita Called a Margarita?
According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, a margarita is a popular Mexican and American drink, the Daisy (margarita is “daisy” in spanish), made with tequila instead of brandy, and was popular during Prohibition. There also is an account from 1936 of and Iowan newspaper editor finding a cocktail like it in Tijuana.
What is In a Classic Margarita?
A classic margarita is tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Simple and delicious. Of course for this one we added the berries and mezcal, along with a little simple syrup to counteract the tart from the berries and lime.
Is Triple Sec Necessary for Margaritas?
Triple Sec is a liqueur that is sweet, but not super sweet. It gives an orange flavor. We think it’s a super necessary margarita ingredient!
These raspberry margaritas are super easy to make and fresh with the fresh berries, and who wouldn’t want this beautiful color cocktail set down in front of them?!
If you would like, you can rim the glass with salt, as is traditional. In this recipe we chose not to, and let the flavors stand by themselves.
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This Raspberry Margarita is full of fresh flavors from the sweet raspberries, and combines with tequila and smoky mezcal!
- 1 oz blanco tequila
- .75 oz aged mezcal
- .50 oz triple sec
- .50 oz simple syrup
- .50 oz lime juice
- 7-8 fresh raspberries
- Put raspberries and simple syrup in shaker. Muddle berries and syrup until broken up.
- Add in lime juice, triple sec, mezcal, tequila and ice cubes.
- Shake to combine.
- Double strain (with Hawthorne strainer and fine mesh strainer) to catch all the seeds.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 284Total Fat: .9gSodium: 1117mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 8.7gSugar: 17.5gProtein: 1.7g
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