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Raspberry Margarita

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.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 264kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Muddler
  • Jigger or small measuring cup
  • Handheld citrus juicer
  • Hawthorne or cocktail strainer

Ingredients

  • Lime slice cut with a slit in the center, for salted rim
  • Coarse sea salt for salted rim
  • ¼ heaping cup raspberries
  • ½ ounce simple syrup preferably homemade
  • 2 ounces tequila reposado is my favorite but blanco also works
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • 1 ounce lime juice about 1 lime
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • 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!

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Notes

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.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg