12 Brilliant Red Cocktails

These vibrant red cocktails make a splash whenever you serve them! There are red drinks for everyone, from sweet martini to bitter Negroni.

Red cocktails

Want to make a statement? Go bold with a red cocktail! The vibrant bright color makes for an eye-catching red drink that makes any occasion more fun. Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, a romantic dinner, or just a themed-celebration, anything is better with a signature drink in hand. Red drinks don’t all have to be sweet, either: many of these drinks are sweet tart or even bitter (in the case of a Negroni).

Here are all our best red cocktails, from sweet to bitter and everything in between! Each one represents a natural way to make a red drink. Here are a few ways to add a crimson hue to cocktails:

  • Cranberry juice
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Blood orange juice
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Grenadine, a pomegranate syrup
  • Campari, a red liqueur

And now…the top red cocktails to try!

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Raspberry Martini

Raspberry Martini (& More Red Drinks!)


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

Description

This raspberry martini is a vibrant red cocktail full of berry flavor! Treat yourself with this beautiful sweet drink. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce* 100% cranberry juice (not sweetened**)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce raspberry syrup (homemade is best, or use purchased)
  • For the garnish: fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 15 seconds until cold.
  2. Strain the drink into a cocktail or martini glass. Garnish with raspberries and serve. 

Notes

*1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

**If all you can find is sweetened cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail, use 1/2 ounce raspberry syrup, then add more to taste. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Red cocktails

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

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

Cookbook Author and photographer

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.

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