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Overhead view of two raspberry margaritas with lime wedges.

Raspberry Margaritas

  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen will both work fine!)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 9 shots tequila
  • 11 shots lime juice
  • Fresh lime wedges, for garnish
  • salt or sugar, to put on glass rims (1/4 cup should be more than enough)

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine raspberries, sugar, and water over medium heat. Whisk to dissolve the sugar into the water and break up the berries. Bring mixture to a simmer and let cook 4-5 minutes, until it’s bright pink and syrup-y. Remove from heat and let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. When the raspberry simple syrup has cooled, pour it through a mesh strainer into a measuring glass or small bowl. If the strainer doesn’t catch all of the seeds on the first go, strain the mixture again until you are left with a smooth syrup. Set aside.
  3. Run a lime wedge around the rim of each glass you’re serving the margaritas in, then dip the glass in salt or sugar (I prefer sugar, so that’s what I used!) Place a handful of ice in each glass.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, and raspberry syrup. (I like to do it in 2 or 3 batches, since I almost never need margaritas for 6 people at once. Plus, my shaker is too small to fit ALL of this at a time, so I mix all the ingredients in a bowl or large measuring cup and just shake a bit at a time over ice so they don’t get watered down!)
  5. Add ice to the shaker and shake to chill margaritas. Pour over the ice in the sugar- or salt-rimmed glasses and serve immediately.

Notes

Note – 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!