Life hack: You can never have too many margarita recipes. Maybe you're feeling simple one day and want to kick back with a classic margarita. Another day, you might need to pretend you're on a tropical island, and a coconut margarita hits the spot. Believe me. I've had those days. Or maybe you're in the mood for something fun and fruity, and this raspberry-peach margarita is just what you need.
A margarita lends itself to so many delicious fruit combinations, but I especially love the marriage of raspberry and peach. Raspberry gives it an extra boost of tartness, which is perfect with the freshly squeezed lime juice, and then the peach comes in with its sweet kick to round it out. Tart and sweet -- just what you need for a margarita, right? Right.
All right, let's chat about ingredients. Tequila? Obviously. Freshly squeezed lime juice? You bet. Along with the usual suspects, this margarita uses fruit puree. If you've tried my roasted strawberry margarita, you already know I love using fruit puree in my cocktails. Fruit puree gives this raspberry-peach margarita a touch more body without being too heavy. I dig it.
Rather than triple sec, I use Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach in this recipe for an extra fruity boost. I love Grand Marnier in my margaritas, so when I saw this sitting pretty on the shelf, I knew I needed to add it to my collection. And that lovely pinky-peachy color? Swoon.
To make this raspberry-peach margarita, we start by blending together raspberries and peaches. Fresh or frozen fruit works just fine. In fact, if you stumble upon this post in the dead of winter, frozen fruit is probably the better call. Now, I don't mind raspberry seeds floating around my drink. For me, it adds to the fun. But if you aren't into raspberry seeds, push the fruit puree through a fine mesh sieve and toss the seeds.
Add the seeded or seedless puree to a cocktail shaker along with freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila and Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach. I like simple syrup in my classic margaritas, but it's hit or miss for me when it comes to fruity margaritas. The fruit adds its own sugar, so it's not always necessary. I recommend mixing up a batch without the simple syrup and then give the margarita a taste. If you'd like it a little sweeter, you can add the simple syrup directly in your glass.
Now add a handful of ice, put on the top and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. If you'd like, run a lime slice around the rim of your glass and press the rim into a mixture of sea salt and sugar. You're now ready to sip a fun and fruity margarita, and who doesn't love that?
With the sweet peaches and tart raspberry and lime, this margarita goes perfectly with a Brie quesadilla. Peaches and Brie always make such a nice combination of flavors, and the acidity you get from the raspberries and lime contrast the richness from the cheese. If you'd like to add some protein to your Brie quesadilla, shrimp or chicken are both delicious.
The next time you find yourself in need of a cocktail, I hope you give this raspberry-peach margarita a try. This margarita is just what you need when something fun, fruity and tart calls to you. If you try this recipe, please leave a comment to let me know your thoughts, and don't forget to sign up for my newsletter.
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- Fine-mesh sieve optional, for removing seeds from purée
- Jigger or small measuring cup
- Handheld citrus juicer
- Cocktail shaker
- Hawthorne strainer or cocktail strainer
- Coarse sea salt and sugar for salted rim
- 1 lime wedge cut with a slit in the middle, for salted rim
- ¼ cup peaches diced Sea salt, for garnish, optionalSugar, for garnish, optionalLime slice, for garnish, optional
- ¼ cup raspberries
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce Raspberry Peach Grand Marnier use standard Grand Marnier if this variety isn't available
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice about 1 lime
- ½ ounce simple syrup preferably homemade
- Lime wheel, peach slices and raspberries for garnish, optional
- On a small plate, mix together sea salt and sugar. Run the lime slice around the rim of your glass and dip it into the salt-sugar mixture. Set aside.
- In a blender, process peaches and raspberries until smooth. If you want to remove the raspberry seeds, push the puree through a fine mesh sieve into a bowl. You can skip this step if you don't mind seeds.
- Add purée, tequila, Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach, lime juice, simple syrup and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker. Put on the lid and shake vigorously for about 15-30 seconds. Replace the cocktail shaker top with a Hawthorne strainer and strain into prepared glass. If desired, garnish with a lime wheel, peach slice and fresh raspberries. Enjoy!
- If making your own simple syrup, simmer the 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently to dissolve the sugar. As soon as the sugar dissolves, remove from heat.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.