Put an extra fruity spin on a classic tequila cocktail with this fresh raspberry margarita! Chambord and freshly muddled raspberries come together to make the perfect drink that tastes like summer in a glass. This very berry margarita only takes minutes to whip up, and you can easily make this recipe as individual servings or a pitcher for parties.
Lime slicecut with a slit in the center, for salted rim
Coarse sea saltfor salted rim
½ouncesimple syruppreferably homemade
2ouncestequilareposado is my favorite but blanco also works
1ouncelime juiceabout 1 lime
Lime wheelfor garnish, optional
If you would like a salted rim, run the lime slice along the rim of the margarita glass. Pour sea salt onto a small plate and swirl the moistened rim into the salt to adhere. Set aside.
Add the raspberries and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddle until the raspberries are well-pulverized.
Pour in the tequila, Chambord and lime juice and add a handful of ice.
Put on the cocktail shaker top. Vigorously shake for 15-30 seconds.
Replace the top with the Hawthorne or cocktail strainer and strain into an ice-filled glass. If desired, garnish with a lime wheel. Enjoy!
Pitcher recipe: For a large batch, you may find it's easier to use a purée than to muddle. To make an eight-serving pitcher, blend 2 cups raspberries with ½ cup simple syrup. Add the raspberries with simple syrup to a pitcher. Stir in 2 cups tequila, 1 cup Chambord and 1 cup lime juice (about eight limes). Cover and store in the refrigerator. Serve within 24 hours for the best flavor.
If you prefer to use fruit purée rather than muddling for individual glasses, it should come out to about 2 tablespoons purée per drink.
Chambord is a name brand raspberry liqueur. You can substitute another brand or orange liqueur, but this recipe was tested with Chambord and recommend for best results.
First, roll the limes on the countertop with a firm grip. This helps release the juice. After rolling, use a handheld citrus juicer to get the most out of the fruit.
Use two hands for the proper shaking technique. This helps ensure you get enough force behind the shake.
Pick limes that have some give when you press them with your fingertips. Old, dry limes are rock hard.
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