Easy Raspberry Margarita Recipe on The Rocks

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Indulge in a burst of fruity flavors with my raspberry margarita recipe! A twist on the classic tequila cocktail made with fresh raspberries, triple sec, agave, and tequila. This fresh raspberry margarita only takes minutes and has a fresh, fruity flavor. 

Raspberry margarita on the rocks with an edible flower ice cube and fresh raspberries.

I’m a margarita girl, and it will always be one of my favorite cocktails. It’s the perfect drink with just a few ingredients, and I prefer tequila over any other spirit.

Over the years, I’ve given this drink some fun variations, like my hibiscus margarita, golden margarita, and cucumber margarita. They’re all refreshing and fun to make any time of the year. 

This delicious twist on the classic cocktail is perfect for year-round but perfect for late summer when raspberries are plump and juicy. I also like to serve this for Valentine’s Day as a festive pink cocktail, especially if we’re having tacos.

Raspberry margarita recipe with floral ice cube and fresh raspberries.

Why You’ll Love This Fruity Cocktail 

Easy to make: This recipe only requires five ingredients and minimal effort. 

Perfect for entertaining: Your guests will surely be impressed with its pink color and fruit flavor! 

Bursting with fresh flavor: Combining natural fruit, lime juice, and tequila creates a refreshing and delicious cocktail.

How to Make Raspberry Margarita

Tools

Here are a few bartending tools you’ll need to make this cocktail:

Tequila, raspberries, lime juice, salt, agave and tequila on a table.

Ingredients

This recipe is made with fresh ingredients, giving it the ultimate flavor.

Fresh Raspberries: Typically, raspberries are easy to find at your local grocery store.

Tequila: Any good quality blanco or reposado tequila will do here. Blanco tequila is made with 100% agave and is unaged. Reposado tequila is aged for a few months, giving your margarita a smoother flavor.

Fresh Lime Juice: Always use freshly squeezed lime juice. When making cocktails, the quality of the ingredients matters to make a fresh drink.

Orange Liqueur: Something like triple sec, or you can also use Cointreau or Grand Marnier to add some orange flavor, which compliments the raspberries.

Agave nectar or simple syrup: I like to add a little sweetness to balance the tartness of the raspberries and lime juice. If you don’t have agave nectar, make a quick batch of simple syrup.

Raspberries in a cocktail shaker ready to be muddled,

Instructions:

  • Begin by gathering all of your ingredients and equipment. You will need a cocktail shaker, a strainer, and a glass.
  • Squeeze fresh limes to make lime juice. 
  • Muddle the fresh raspberries in the cocktail shaker using a muddler or the back of a spoon.
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, orange liquor, and agave syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake the ingredients together with ice for about 20 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a prepared glass filled with a large ice cube. The raspberry seeds can get stuck, so you must shake the shaker to get things moving. 
  • Garnish with additional fresh raspberries or lime wedges, if desired.
  • Enjoy your delicious raspberry margarita!
A fruity margarita recipe with raspberries.

Expert Tips and Variations

Rim the glass with sugar or salt for added sweetness or saltiness.

Swap out the orange liqueur for Chambord or raspberry liqueur. 

Adjust the amount of agave syrup to your taste preferences. You can also use simple syrup as a substitute.

Experiment with different types of tequila to find your favorite for this cocktail.

Shake the cocktail vigorously to incorporate all the ingredients and create a fully frothy texture.

Give it a spicy kick by muddling some fresh jalapeno or habanero with the raspberries. 

Make it nonalcoholic by skipping the tequila or using a zero-proof tequila like Ritual. 

Roll the whole limes on the counter before juicing them to get the most juice. 

Choose limes that have an ever so softly give when you squeeze them, not ones that are rock hard. 

Make it a triple-berry margarita by muddling other fresh berries, too. 

How to Salt The Rim

Ever wonder how to get that perfect salty rim? It’s easy! Here’s how I do it every time:

  1. Place a small amount of coarse salt on a plate or shallow dish.
  2. Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass to moisten it.
  3. Dip the moistened rim into the salt, gently pressing until evenly coated.
  4. Shake off any excess salt.
  5. Proceed with making your raspberry margarita as directed. 
Round flower ice cubes with yellow edible flowers frozen inside.

Edible Flower Cubes

Presentation is essential when serving a cocktail, and for this drink, I made marigold sphere ice cubes using a round ice cube mold. They look beautiful in this drink and are effortless to make. Here’s how: 

  1. Place an edible flower (I used marigolds) into each round ice cube mold compartment. You can also freeze raspberries in ice cubes!
  2. Fill the mold with water and place the tip on it.
  3. Freeze overnight or until solid.
  4. Once frozen, run the bottom of the mold under warm water to release the ice cubes from the mold.
Floral ice cubes.

Margarita Garnishes

A traditional margarita is usually garnished with a lime wedge or wheel. However, you can get creative with your garnishes for this raspberry version! Here are a few ideas to try:

  • Fresh raspberries on a skewer
  • Lime wedge or lime wheel 
  • Edible flower cubes (as mentioned above)
  • Salt and sugar rim combination
  • Dehydrated lime slice 

Now, you are ready to impress your guests with your homemade raspberry margarita featuring beautiful flower ice cubes! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do margaritas use triple sec or Cointreau? 

While both triple sec and Cointreau are popular choices for adding an orange flavor to margaritas, there are some differences between the two. Cointreau is considered a high-end option with a higher cost and alcohol by volume (ABV). At the same time, triple sec is a more budget-friendly alternative with a sweeter taste. So, depending on your preferences and budget, either one can be used in this raspberry margarita recipe.

Can you make a batch recipe for raspberry margaritas?  

Yes, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for larger batches. Multiply the ingredients by the desired amount and follow the exact instructions. You’ll need to shake in batches and pour into a large pitcher. 

Can you make raspberry margaritas ahead of time? 

You can muddle and measure the ingredients in the cocktail shaker and store it in the refrigerator overnight. Wait to add ice until you’re ready to serve. Then, add the ice and shake for 20 seconds. 

Can you use any tequila when making a margarita? 

A good quality Blanco or reposado tequila is best for this raspberry margarita recipe. However, you can experiment with different types of tequila to find the one that suits your taste preferences. Just choose a 100% agave tequila for the best flavor. 

Can frozen raspberries work in this recipe?

Yes, frozen raspberries can be used in this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them before muddling. You may also need to adjust the amount of agave syrup added if using frozen raspberries, as they tend to be sweeter than fresh ones.

Margarita made with natural fruit.

Great Pairings 

The perfect cocktail needs some ideal pairings! Enjoy this refreshing drink with my Mexican fruit platter or a giant taco salad. It would also go well with Mexican desserts or chocolate-filled raspberries!

When to Serve a Raspberry Margarita

Any night is a good night for a tasty margarita, but here are some special occasions where a raspberry margarita would be perfect:

More Fruity Margaritas 

If you love this tasty cocktail, then try some more margarita recipes:

Frozen Margarita – I serve these on a hot summer day.

Blackberry Margarita – A fun and fruit margarita punch recipe.

Honeydew Margarita – Made with real fruit, this is one of my favorite recipes. 

Mango Margarita – A frozen drink with a super smooth texture.

Yellow Grapefruit Margarita – I always make these when my grapefruit tree is bursting.

Check out all of my cocktail recipes, too! 

I hope you enjoy making and sipping on this refreshing raspberry margarita. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, tart, and refreshing, making it an excellent addition to any cocktail party or a relaxing night at home. It might just become your new favorite cocktail! 

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A fruity margarita recipe with raspberries.

Raspberry Margarita

A bright and fruit raspberry margarita that's made with fresh raspberries.
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 4 ounces lime juice
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1/8 ounce agave syrup, more if needed

Instructions

  • If you want a salted rim, you'll do this first. Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass to moisten it, then dip the rim of the glass into a shallow dish of salt.
  • Squeeze fresh limes to make lime juice. 
  • Muddle the fresh raspberries in the cocktail shaker using a muddler or the back of a spoon.
  • Add the tequila, lime juice, orange liquor, and agave syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake the ingredients together with ice for about 20 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a prepared glass filled with a large ice cube. The raspberry seeds can get stuck, so you must shake the shaker to get things moving. 
  • Garnish with additional fresh raspberries or lime wedges, if desired.

Notes

Add more or less tequila or sweetener based on your preference. 
Swap out agave with simple syrup
Shake the cocktail with ice for 20 seconds to dilute it.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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