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.
First up in our raspberry cocktails: the Raspberry Margarita! This tasty cocktail is made with fresh berries, which bring a delicate berry flavor. Take one sip and your eyebrows will raise in appreciation: it’s fruity, fresh, balanced, and deliciously sweet. This recipe makes enough for 2 drinks, whipped up in a blender (or quadruple for a crowd).
Here’s a sweet raspberry cocktail with a vibrant color: the Raspberry Martini! This drink is stunning and full of bright berry flavor. The sweet tart, lightly floral flavor of raspberry is beautifully pure, thanks to homemade raspberry syrup. It’s on the sweeter side, but the zing of fresh lemon balances it perfectly.
The Mojito is minty, bubbly, and refreshing: and pretty darn perfect. In fact, it’s one of our favorite classic cocktails, which is saying something since we’ve tried over 300 cocktails to date. So why not try a fruity spin for as a variation? Introducing…the Raspberry Mojito! Sweet berries pair perfectly with refreshing mint, and top it off bubbly soda water. It’s sweet tart and minty, with a delicate bubbly texture.
Ingredients: Mint, raspberries, rum, simple syrup, soda water
Here’s a bubbly, refreshing drink that’s great for entertaining…or anytime you need a treat. Try the Raspberry Lime Rickey! It’s one in a family of cocktails called the rickey, a highball drink with soda water and lime juice. It was first invented with gin, but it’s also become a popular mocktail because the flavors work so well together. The berry plus lime formula has the perfect sweet tart flavor and bubbly texture.
Ingredients: Raspberry syrup, lime, soda water, gin
Here’s a light, bubbly raspberry cocktail that’s flown under the radar for too long: the Floradora! This beautifully pink drink was inspired by a Broadway show by the same name and dates back to the early 1900’s. It’s a total gem of a drink, though it’s relatively undiscovered. With its sweet name and delicious sweet tart flavor, we think it’s time for another spot in the limelight!
Here’s a sophisticated raspberry cocktail that steals the show: the Clover Club! This bright pink drink stems back before Prohibition, but it’s just as en vogue today. Sweet raspberry syrup (or grenadine) combine with zingy lemon and gin to make a perfectly balanced sweet tart drink. The best part: a classic egg white foam gives a creamy body and frothy texture to each sip! This one’s a unique gin cocktail that’s just plain fun.
This vodka smash cocktail is all about smashed fruit and ice! It’s tangy and refreshing, featuring muddled blackberries, mint, and lime. It’s tangy, it’s sweet, and it’s got a bit of back-end vodka flavor. And it goes down easy.
Ingredients: Lime, fresh mint, raspberries, vodka, simple syrup, soda water
Try spiking this beautifully pink Raspberry Lemonade and prepare to be amazed! It’s the ideal summer drink for sipping on the patio, and it’s perfect for impressing guests at cookouts, brunches, and al fresco dinner parties. Use 1 cup raspberry lemonade and ¼ cup vodka.
Here's a raspberry cocktail using Chambord: the French Martini! This martini is hardly related to the classic dry martini at all. It’s a fruity and balanced, featuring a fancy French black raspberry liqueur and pineapple juice. Each sip is so intriguing and nuanced, it’s hard to put the glass down!
Last up in our raspberry cocktails: Chambord and Champagne! These two go together like peanut butter and jelly. Simply mix the raspberry liqueur with bubbles and you’ve got a sophisticated raspberry cocktail perfect for celebrations of all kinds. The bubbly sweet tart flavor is refreshing and unexpectedly nuanced for two ingredients. It's similar to the Kir Royale...which we think is better with Chambord, anyway.
Ingredients: Chambord, champagne or Prosecco
More berry-centric cocktails
Love berries? We’ve got lots more more tasty berry drinks, like: