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Margarita in a short glass, topped with fresh raspberries and a lime wedge.

Raspberry Margaritas

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Inactive Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 generous drinks 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


These easy raspberry margaritas use a quick, homemade raspberry syrup for a refreshing cocktail!



For the raspberry syrup:

  • 6 ounces fresh raspberries (1 standard-size grocery store container)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Note: This recipe makes enough simple syrup for several cocktails. Use what you need and store the rest in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week!

For the margaritas: 

  • 2 ounces raspberry syrup 
  • 4 ounces tequila (1/2 cup)
  • 6 ounces fresh lime juice (3/4 cup)
  • Plenty of ice (at least 3 cups)

Optional Garnishes:

  • Fresh lime wedges
  • Fresh raspberries
  • 2 Tablespoons kosher salt, for glass rims


Make the raspberry syrup: 

Make the margaritas:


Adjust the balance of sweet and sour. If you like a sweeter cocktail, add a bit more raspberry syrup. For a more sour flavor, add a bit of extra lime juice. This is a pretty forgiving recipe - feel free to adjust the ratios to suit your own taste!

Additions and Substitutions. Use fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or peaches in place of the raspberries if you like. Use frozen fruit instead of fresh if you prefer (you’ll just need to extend the syrup’s cook time by a few minutes). To stretch these drinks a bit, divide the recipe into additional glasses and top each drink with club soda, tonic water, or prosecco.

If you’d like to make these as blended margaritas, put the liquid ingredients in a blender with 2-3 cups of ice and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Store extra raspberry syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Defrost frozen syrup in the fridge overnight when you’re ready to use it. 

To make these margaritas for a crowd, follow a 1:2:3 ratio (1 part raspberry syrup, 2 parts tequila, 3 parts lime juice) and scale up as needed.

Keywords: cocktails, spirits, summer