You know the feeling. You’re sitting on your couch, watching a show or movie and all of a sudden you realize it’s too quiet in the house. It’s dark, there are no lights on…nothing is happening at all. Suddenly you feel lonely and bored. The solution? Pour yourself some margaritas!
Mixed with fresh raspberries and lime juice, this recipe for raspberry margarita will help make any night more exciting!
How to make Raspberry Margarita
This Raspberry Margarita is made with fresh raspberries and lime juice, which makes it not only refreshing but also very flavorful! Plus, this margarita is really easy to make- you can mix all the ingredients in a pitcher or cocktail shaker before pouring them over ice. You’ll need two cups of ice per drink if making one at a time.
4 oz of tequila
2 oz lime juice, about 3 limes
2 oz orange liqueur
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
2 Tbsp agave nectar or more to suit your taste
1/3 cup kosher salt
In a cocktail shaker, combine the orange liqueur and tequila. Fill it with ice to about halfway up the outside of the shaker and shake until very cold – this should take at least 30 seconds or so.
Place some crushed ice in two highball glasses for serving
Pour half of your margarita mix into each glass over ice. Add raspberries as desired
Stir well before adding agave nectar if needed (if you want less sweet)
Top off both drinks with salt for garnish by sprinkling them on top , then stir again.
Serve with a lime wedge on the edge of each glass
Can you use silver tequila in margaritas?
Yes, you can use silver tequila in a Raspberry Margarita. Choose whichever type of salt or sugar suits your taste better.
A silver or blanco tequila is best for margaritas. This tequila has a strong flavor that mixes well with the lime and pretty much any other ingredient you put in there too! Gold Tequilas, not ideal for margaritas, have been aged longer in oak barrels which makes them more mellow than the spicier flavors of lighter colored spirits like Silver or Blanco Tequila.
What can I use instead of tequila in a margarita?
You can use vodka, gin, or rum in place of tequila in a margarita. Try out different kinds to see what you like best!
What is the best type of juice to make Raspberry Margaritas from?
Any drinkable fruit juice will work for making a margarita — orange juice would be my personal preference because it’s not as sweet as other types of juices like pineapple and grapefruit are.
With a refreshing fruit flavor and the perfect balance of tartness, this margarita is one you’ll want to make again and again. Plus, it’s so easy that anyone can do it! If you’re craving a tasty cocktail tonight or just need your fix before summer starts winding down, I recommend giving this recipe a try. Let me know how yours turns out in the comments below.
I’m Jennifer, the writer, recipe developer and photographer behind this site. I love food! I dream in food! I started CGC in October of 2011 as a way to catalog the constant thoughts of food that float through my mind. The best part of my day is dancing around my kitchen to music, singing my lungs out, while creating and photographing dishes inspired from years of travel, mixed with good ole southern culture to share with you. Thanks for reading and I hope you keep coming back for more recipes, travel bits and a dash of this and that... Cheers!