15 Fun Raspberry Cocktails to Mix Up

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Raspberries are a perfect fruit for making delicious cocktails. Whether it's a raspberry liqueur, a few fresh raspberries, or a raspberry syrup, there are many ways to bring the berry's sweet taste to your drinks

You'll find that raspberries are very versatile. They pair perfectly with other fruits and some liquors you might not expect. A few recipes also put a berry twist on our favorite cocktails. It's a fun collection, so let's find you an exciting new drink.

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    French Martini

    French Martini
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    An explosion of flavor with just three ingredients, that is the French martini. If you're seeking the ultimate fruit martini, look no further because this has long been at the top of the list. That is why you'll find it featured on countless martini menus.

    The secret is the tantalizing taste of raspberry and pineapple, which brings drinkers back for a second round. Whether you choose vodka or gin is up to you. With that fruity background, either is a worthy candidate.

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    Classic Floradora Cocktail Recipe
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    One taste of the Floradora and you'll fall in love. It's been proven for years and this classic, Broadway-inspired cocktail continues to astonish drinkers on that first sip.

    This is a rather unassuming recipe and its ingredient list doesn't do the flavor justice. To make it, choose your favorite gin, juice a lime, and decide which raspberry liqueur you'd like to pour. Put those together, top it with ginger ale and taste the magic.

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    Classic Knickerbocker Cocktail
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    A classic cocktail, the Knickerbocker has been a favorite for decades. It's simple, short, and it allows sweet raspberries to take center stage.

    For this recipe, you'll need a raspberry syrup, which is easy enough to make at home from the fresh fruit. From there, it's a rum sour and falls into the sidecar family of cocktails. The darker fruit profile is a nice change from other fruity rum drinks and it's perfect for any occasion.

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    Raspberry Caipirinha

    Raspberry Caipirinha
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    It's as simple and quick to mix up as the original caipirinha, we're simply tossing raspberries into the mix. Break out the cachaça, because this is one of the best drinks you'll mix all summer.

    The raspberry caipirinha recipe requires just four ingredients. You'll need a handful of fresh raspberries, lime juice, and a dash of sugar. Those are muddled together then topped with your favorite cachaça. Really, it's that easy so there's no reason to pass this one up.

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    Raspberry Bellini

    Raspberry Bellini Cocktail
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    Bellinis are all the rage and one of our favorite brunch cocktails. When you're ready for something new, give the raspberry Bellini a try.

    This recipe is a little more complicated than ​the average Bellini, but it's still quite simple. The peach flavor is replaced with a few fresh raspberries, a little sugar is added for sweetness, and it includes a shot of cachaça. All you need from there is a bottle of Champagne and an amazing drink is yours to enjoy.

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    Raspberry Margarita

    Frozen Raspberry Margarita - Easy Tequila Cocktail Recipe
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    What would a collection of raspberry cocktails be without a sweet, fruity margarita? It's time to break out the tequila and the blender and enjoy one of the best fruits of summer.

    This raspberry margarita recipe is for a frozen cocktail and it requires fresh raspberries. If you like, you can enhance the flavor with a dash of liqueur as well. And, if you're in the mood for a non-blended drink, it's incredibly easy to adapt to the shaker.

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    Raspberry Mojito

    Fresh Raspberry Mojito Cocktail
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    Raspberries are the perfect fruit to turn to when you want to give new life to a favorite drink. Again, we're taking a popular cocktail—in this case, the mojito—and tossing in a few of those delectable berries.

    Fresh raspberries are not the only thing this recipe adds to the rum-mint mix. We also ramp up the berry profile with a small amount of Chambord, that famous black raspberry liqueur. The play of cool mint off sweet fruits is delightful and it's sure to become a new love.

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    Raspberry Press

    Raspberry Press Cocktail
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    A rather obscure drink, the vodka press is a simple and refreshing highball. It's made with two clear sodas over a shot of vodka. That's easy enough, but we're going to toss in a modest twist.

    To make the raspberry press, all you have to do is begin with raspberry-flavored vodka. Seriously, that's it and it can be done with any flavored vodka, though you'll find that raspberry is one of the better options. It can easily become a new happy hour favorite.

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    Garden Patch Smash

    Colleen Graham's Garden Patch Smash Cocktail
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    What will it be, tequila or mango rum? Both are excellent choices for this fun cocktail, so go ahead and choose your favorite. Better yet, give the garden patch smash a try with both and see which you like best.

    This refreshing cocktail is filled with berries. You'll need to make a raspberry-lavender syrup and gather fresh blueberries. Muddle those, add the liquor and lime, then top the drink with lavender soda. The result is a sweet, delightful drink with the taste of a summer garden.

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    The Rustic Manhattan

    Robert Watrous' The Rustic Manhattan Cocktail
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    When you've been around the bar long enough, you become familiar with which spirits cover particular flavors. For raspberry, we typically think of Chambord, crème de framboise, or infusions, but have you tried a raspberry vermouth?

    It's quite interesting and the rustic Manhattan shows it off in style. Pairing the unique flavored offering from Uncouth Vermouth with a crafted apple whiskey, then adding barrel-aged bitters, this recipe will certainly change up your Manhattan routine.

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    Very Berry Cosmo

    Van Gogh Vodka's Very Berry Cosmo Cocktail
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    The cosmopolitan is a great cocktail and it has inspired countless drinks over the years. This very berry cosmo recipe is a perfect example of where you can take that famous vodka-cranberry combination.

    The vodka used here is Van Gogh's Acai-Blueberry, a unique offering that has a wonderful blue-violet color and an impressive taste. Add a little Chambord along with the cosmo's triple sec and cranberry juice and you'll have a new and very berry drink.

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    Waterloo Sunset

    Waterloo Sunset Champagne Cocktail
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    A simple Champagne cocktail, the Waterloo sunset is one you'll want to mix up for those fancier affairs. It not only has an amazing flavor, it also has an elegant look.

    The cocktail begins with one of our favorite gins and an elderflower liqueur. Once those are in your glass, you'll add Champagne and raspberry liqueur in layers. As the drink settles, you get the joy of watching a beautiful sunset right there in your glass.

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    Ruby Negroni

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    Raspberry lovers will quickly discover just how useful raspberry syrup is in cocktails. By making your own fruit syrup, you can not only use it as a substitute for liqueurs but also mix up fantastic cocktails like the ruby Negroni.

    This recipe includes everything that is great about the original Negroni: gin, Campari, and a fortified wine. Raspberry syrup is added and the cocktail is finished off with a sparkling Prosecco. It's a fabulous new twist to ​a favorite aperitif.

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    Cold in the Shadows

    Campari's Cold in the Shadows Cocktail Recipe by Pamela Wiznitzer

    It's interesting to note that Campari really is a great match for raspberries. It's one of those hidden flavor pairings and the sweet fruits take the bite out of the bitter aperitif, making it palatable for anyone.

    The cold in the shadows recipe is another perfect example of this in action. Campari is paired with St. George Raspberry Liqueur and some sweet and sour. To make it even more interesting, we add an IPA. That's right, beer and Campari can get along!

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    Raspberry Snakebite

    Raspberry Snakebite - Vanilla Porter, Hard Cider, and Fresh Raspberry Beertail
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    The snakebite has always been an intriguing drink, most often just a mix of beer and hard cider. It's a nice foundation for some experimentation, as this raspberry snakebite proves.

    The recipe is simple. Pick up a great vanilla porter like that from Breckenridge Brewery and your favorite hard cider. Combine these with raspberry juice, add a hint of lemon, and enjoy the cool, crisp taste. It's a fun way to enjoy a darker beer.