Raspberry Margarita: Sweet, Fresh Berries in a Simple Beverage

Frozen raspberry margarita

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
264 Calories
1g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 264
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Protein 1g
Calcium 40mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Fresh raspberries make this raspberry margarita special. It's a fantastic tequila cocktail to enjoy during the summer or any time of the year when you want a delicious, fresh, and fruity margarita

This raspberry margarita mix is very easy. All you need to do is toss the ingredients into a blender and fire it up. In just a few minutes you will have a great drink. If you prefer, you can shake it and serve it 'up' or on the rocks instead.

When making this or any margarita, be sure to choose a decent tequila. Most of the time, a blanco tequila will be your best bet, though a reposado is not a bad idea if you choose to shake it.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, fresh raspberries, and ice cubes into a blender.

  3. Blend until smooth.

  4. Pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass.

  5. Garnish with fresh raspberries and serve.


  • If you're hosting a party you can blend up a large batch of raspberry margaritas ahead of time. Simply place the blended cocktail in the freezer until it's time to serve and enjoy the blender-free party atmosphere.

Recipe Variations

  • You can also skip the fresh berries and shake up this margarita with a raspberry liqueur like Chambord or crème de framboise. A homemade raspberry syrup is also easy to make and it can be the foundation for making your own liqueur. Use about 1 ounce of either ingredient along with the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec as called for in the recipe.
  • You can also use the recipe to create a fruit medley margarita by adding other berries like blackberries and chopped strawberries. It's very easy to make small changes like this to blended cocktails and creating new drinks on the fly is half the fun of making them yourself! 
  • Skip the blender: It's very easy to adapt this frozen margarita into a shaken version and all you really need to do is skip the blender and extra ice. You can even get away with about 1/4 cup of raspberries because it's a rather juicy little fruit. When using fresh raspberries, muddle them in your cocktail shaker before adding the rest of the ingredients and filling it with ice. To use frozen berries, allow them to thaw out before muddling and shaking.

How Strong Is the Raspberry Margarita?

The nice thing about blended cocktails is that all the ice transforms it into a rather light drink. When made with an 80-proof tequila, this recipe weighs in at just over 7 percent ABV (14 proof). In comparison, if you were to shake the drink with the exact same ingredients, it would be around 20 percent ABV (40 proof).