With National Margarita just around the corner, we’re mixing up the classic margarita with a Raspberry Margarita. It’s so good; it’s a dream. With homemade raspberry simple syrup, Chambord raspberry liqueur, a fresh squeeze of lime juice, and a long pour of gold tequila, and a splash of fizzy sparkling wine this is a Raspberry Margarita you are going to want to try!
If you’re a margarita purist, our Raspberry Margarita may or may not be your thang. But, if you love raspberries, specifically raspberries distilled into deliciously flavored raspberry liqueur, then chances are you may cotton to our whimsical iteration of what a margarita can be. I made a homemade raspberry simple syrup, grabbed the Chambord, a fresh squeeze of lime juice, and a long pour of gold tequila, and got things done. This is a turn-up you don’t want to miss! Check out the deets down below for the how-to and grab all of the ingredients and get busy pulling your good time together! The Chambord raspberry liqueur is the main ingredient for this intensely fruit-forward margarita! And the homemade raspberry simple syrup ain’t no joke either!
When is National Margarita Day? It is on February 22nd this year.
How to make raspberry simple syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 cup fresh, ripe raspberries
- Place a saucepan over med/high heat and combine all of the ingredients, use a potato masher to smash the raspberries to release the juice.
- Allow the mixture to come to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat source and place a tight-fitting lid on top of the saucepan.
- Allow the raspberry simple syrup to steep for 15-minutes.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a Mason jar-styled container.
- Store in the fridge, the raspberry simple syrup with keep up to 30 days.
- Use in some of your favorite cocktails or conjure handmade cocktails creations of your own. Remember, they’re no rules.
How to make a Raspberry Margarita for National Margarita Day
I went with a gold tequila for this cocktail because that’s what I had on hand, but either a Blanco, Reposado, or añejo will work well. For the rim, dip the rim into the raspberry simple syrup then dredge the rim of the glass through a mound of raw sugar. I love how the color of raspberry pokes through the granules of raw sugar!
Into a cocktail mixing glass, fill the container half-way with ice cubes.
Next, add a 1/2 tablespoon of raspberry simple syrup, a 1/2 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice.
Mix well with a long-handled bar spoon for about 30-seconds. The last step is definitely a huge departure from your typical margarita, top the Raspberry Margarita with a splash of fizzy Freixenet Brut Cava sparkling wine! Game changer!
Serve this beauty with our Shredded Chicken Soft Tacos and you’re going to be neck-deep in a deliciously wonderful good time! SALUD!
A word of warning though, these are deceptively sneaky margaritas, and they will get you there before you realize it. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive!
Our Raspberry Margarita will be perfect for your next girls’ night in or backyard summertime barbecue! Or sever ’em up just because!
Aren’t they just a beauty to behold! And they just as delicious as they look!
Be sure to pin this dreamy raspberry margarita to your Pinterest board:
- 1 tablespoon raw sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon raspberry simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1 – 1/2 ounces gold tequila
- 1 ounce Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
- splash of sparkling wine
Rim a glass with raspberry simple syrup, dredge the rim of the glass with raw sugar. Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker, add raspberry simple syrup, lime juice, gold tequila, and Chambord raspberry liqueur. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for 30-seconds. Fill the prepared glass with crushed ice, strain the cocktail into the rocks glass, top off with sparkling wine, serve.
Love Margaritas? Check out some of the other ones we have listed:
The Guava Watermelon Margarita