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

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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


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


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce* 100% cranberry juice (not sweetened**)
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce raspberry syrup (homemade is best, or use purchased)
  • For the garnish: fresh raspberries


  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. 


*1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

**If all you can find is sweetened cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail, use ½ ounce raspberry syrup, then add more to taste. 

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

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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