This raspberry margarita recipe has the best zingy berry flavor! Mix up this easy drink with fresh berries to impress all your friends.

Raspberry margarita

Who doesn’t love a good margarita? We’ve made 30+ margarita variations and here’s one that stands out: 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. Double or triple it for a crowd!

Ingredients in a raspberry margarita

The margarita is one of the most popular classic cocktails of all time. The classic version was invented in Mexico in the 1930’s, and it’s just 3 ingredients: tequila, triple sec and lime juice. For a raspberry margarita, our spin adds fresh raspberries into the mix and blends it up. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for a raspberry margarita:

Raspberry margarita

Use fresh or frozen raspberries

The best raspberries for a raspberry margarita, in our opinion? Fresh berries! We love the delicate sweet flavor you can get from fresh berries. That said, if all you have is frozen, you can use those too! Here’s what to know:

  • Fresh raspberries: These make a delightfully sweet drink! The texture comes out creamy but not frozen.
  • Frozen raspberries: These work too: follow the recipe as written. This option might be cheaper if you make an entire pitcher (see below). Just keep blending until the mixture is liquid: it’s not intended to be a frozen raspberry margarita with a texture like a slushy (unless you’d like it to be, of course).

Make a raspberry margarita pitcher (8 servings)

Mixing up drinks for a crowd? You can easily make a raspberry margarita pitcher: just multiply this recipe times 4! Because the math can get a little interesting with ounces and cups, we did the math for you. Place the following in a blender:

  • 1 ½ cups tequila
  • 1 ½ cups triple sec
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • 4 cups raspberries
Raspberry margarita recipe

Best tequila and triple sec for a raspberry margarita

Of course, you can use whatever you have on hand for tequila and triple sec: especially for a raspberry margarita! The raspberry flavor helps to balance out any range of these two liquors. But if you’re interested in the best match for the berries, here’s our opinion on types of tequila:

  • Best tequila: Opt for a tequila blanco here! The more straightforward flavor balances the berries, versus a tequila reposado that’s aged and oaky. Bonus points for a mid-price range quality, like Patron.
  • Best triple sec: Either Triple Sec or Cointreau work (because Cointreau is a triple sec, if that makes sense!). Here we like Triple Sec because of its crisp, clear orange flavor: but honestly both are fantastic.

More great fruity margarita recipes

Love fruity spins on the margarita? Then you’ll love these margarita variations:

Love raspberries? Try all our Raspberry Cocktails, from the raspberry martini to the raspberry rickey.

Raspberry margarita recipe

When to serve a raspberry margarita

The raspberry margarita is delightful and berry-forward! It works as a:

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Raspberry margarita

Perfect Raspberry Margarita


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This raspberry margarita recipe has the best zingy berry flavor! Mix up this easy drink with fresh berries to impress all your friends.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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).
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until fully combined. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into the glasses and serve.
  3. Pitcher (8 servings): Place 1 ½ cups tequila, 1 ½ cups triple sec, 1 cup lime juice, and ½ cup simple syrup, and 4 cups raspberries in a blender and blend until cold.

Notes

*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 margarita, Raspberry margarita recipe

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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