Raspberita Cocktail

Raspberita Cocktail - Easy Tequila Margarita Cocktail Recipe
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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)

The raspberita is a shaken margarita that features raspberry liqueur. It's a lively, fruity tequila cocktail that requires just four ingredients, so it's incredibly easy to make at home.

This recipe is based on the original shaken margarita. It adds a little syrup for extra sweetness and simply replaces the orange flavor of triple sec with the sweet taste of raspberry liqueur. It's an ideal pairing for your favorite tequila and mixes up quickly. Try it yourself, then share with friends; it makes a wonderful summertime cocktail for parties.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, raspberry liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Blanco tequila is a great choice for this margarita. However, the slight aging of reposado tequila is a nice background for the darker fruit as well.
  • There are plenty of raspberry liqueur options available. For instance, you can go with the popular black raspberry taste of Chambord, or pick up a bottle of Bols Raspberry, Mathilde Framboise, or Hiram Walker Raspberry Schnapps.
  • Another option is to explore the raspberry liqueurs from smaller producers, including Whidbey Distillery, Skip Rock Distillers, and St. George Spirits.
  • The average lime can yield up to 1 ounce of juice, so one fruit should be enough for two cocktails or one cocktail and a garnish. You can even simply squeeze the juice of a lime half into the shaker using a handheld citrus press.
  • Dress up the drink with a beautiful lime twist or skewer three raspberries on a cocktail pick and balance it on the rim. You can also rim the glass with sugar for a sweet touch.

Recipe Variations

  • For a little extra fruit flavoring, muddle a few fresh raspberries with the simple syrup before shaking up the rest of the mix.
  • Another option is to add raspberry simple syrup to the recipe or use it as a substitute for the liqueur. Making it at home is as easy as any other fruit syrup, you'll simply use either fresh or frozen raspberries.
  • If you enjoy your margaritas frozen, the raspberry margarita recipe uses fresh raspberries. You can also blend raspberry liqueur into the mix instead of or along with the fruit.

How Strong Is a Raspberita?

Just like other shaken margaritas, this is a pretty strong drink. Using the average tequila and raspberry liqueur, you can expect its alcohol content to fall in the 20 percent ABV (40 proof) range. It may be a sweet and delicious cocktail, but it is half the strength of a shot of tequila.