Here are all the best raspberry cocktails that make the most of the sweet berry flavor! Try the martini, margarita, and everything in between.
When it comes to stepping up your cocktails…fresh raspberries are one of the best ingredients to add to drinks! Their tart flavor and beautiful red color make them a fabulous addition to a fresh simple syrup, or as a drink garnish. There’s also a tasty raspberry liqueur called Chambord that brings an intriguing flavor to cocktails of all kinds. Whatever you have on hand or mood you’re in…we’ve got a raspberry cocktail to match it!
Here are all the top raspberry cocktails to try, from the bright red martini to the margarita and everything in between. They pair the berry with liquors of all kinds: rum, vodka, gin, tequila, vodka…and even champagne! There’s something for everyone…let us know which ones you taste.
And now…the top raspberry cocktails to try!
More berry-centric cocktails
Love berries? We’ve got lots more more tasty berry drinks, like:
- Grab a berry version of everyone’s favorite drink, the Strawberry Margarita or Blackberry Margarita
- Go classic with a Blackberry Bourbon Smash
- Add bubbles for a Strawberry Mimosa
- Grab a Fresh Strawberry Mojito
- Opt for a mocktail with Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri
This raspberry margarita recipe has the best zingy berry flavor! This easy raspberry cocktail features fresh berries to impress all your friends.
- 3 ounces* tequila blanco (or reposado)
- 3 ounces triple sec (or Cointreau)
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1 cup fresh raspberries (or frozen**, if desired)
- 1 cup ice
- Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edge of each rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until fully combined. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into the glasses and serve.
- Pitcher (8 servings): Place 1 1/2 cups tequila, 1 1/2 cups triple sec, 1 cup lime juice, and 1/2 cup simple syrup, and 4 cups raspberries in a blender and blend until cold.
*To convert to ounces, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons
**You can use frozen raspberries: just blend a little longer so the berries thaw. The texture of the drink should be liquid and not frozen.
- Category: Drink
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: Cocktails
Keywords: Raspberry cocktails
More cocktail recipes
Outside of these raspberry cocktails, there are so many more to try! Here are 300+ cocktail recipes for every occasion:
- Classics: Try Classic Cocktails or Great Cocktail Recipes.
- Easy: These 10 Easy Mixed Drinks and Cheap Drinks have just 2 to 3 ingredients.
- Fancy: Opt for the best in Craft Cocktails.
- The Big 5: Try all our cocktails with Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila or Rum.
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Last updated: May 2021
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.