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Simple Raspberry Margarita Recipe with Chambord

This simple Raspberry Margarita recipe combines Chambord and fresh raspberries with classic ingredients of lime juice, syrup, and tequila.

Fresh berries are the ideal ingredient for a perfect margarita. They add sweetness and fresh flavor to the classic cocktail. The key ingredients for this delicious Raspberry margarita recipe are fresh raspberries, raspberry liqueur, tequila, agave, and lime juice. It’s a simple cocktail, but especially refreshing and great for special occasions.

Two Raspberry Margaritas in a cane glass with a raspberry and lime garnish in front of flowers and a white background.

Enjoy a Chambord Raspberry Margarita on hot summer days, at a girls’ night, or with a taco dinner. They are sure to be your new favorite cocktail!

Ingredients for a Raspberry Margarita

  • Tequila – Silver tequila, also called blanco tequila, is the best tequila for this cocktail. Silver tequila has a stronger, clearer taste than gold tequila. It is better for a fruity margarita because it doesn’t mask the sweetness of the raspberries. I always have a bottle of Jose Cuervo in my liquor cabinet for margaritas.
  • Chambord (Raspberry Liqueur) – Chambord is a deliciously smooth raspberry liqueur. It is modeled after a 17th-century French liqueur. Substitute Chambord for any raspberry liqueur. 
  • Triple Sec – This slightly sweet orange liqueur balances the fruitiness of the Chambord with the stark taste of the tequila.
  • Lime Juice – No margarita is complete without a bit of fresh lime juice. It adds a distinct margarita flavor and a bit of bright, citrus to the drink. Fresh lime is ideal for the best tasting margarita.
  • Agave Nectar – This sweetener is the perfect match for margaritas because tequila is also made with agave. The sweet agave syrup is made from reduced agave nectar. If you don’t have agave, you can substitute it with simple syrup.
  • Fresh Raspberries – Muddled fresh raspberries are best for this cocktail. Wash the berries with baking soda to help cleanse away additional dirt or debris from the fruit. Otherwise, it will end up in your drink! Thawed frozen raspberries are a great alternative to fresh. Muddle them into a chunky raspberry puree.
A Raspberry Margarita in a cane cocktail glass with a sugar and lime zest rim garnished with a lime wheel and two raspberries on a metal food pick.

Cocktail Tools You’ll Need

  • Muddler – You need a muddler to smash the raspberries. It releases the flavors of the fruit into the cocktail.
  • Strainer (Optional) – I don’t like chunky cocktails. So I prefer to use a fine-mesh sieve as the strainer to remove any raspberry seeds or fruit chunks. However, many people like the additional flavor of having the smashed fruit in the cocktail glass. This is a personal preference. The cocktail tastes great either way!

How to Make a Raspberry Margarita

This refreshing Raspberry Margarita is the best fruity cocktail for the hot summer months when raspberries are in season. This pretty cocktail is a beautiful shade of pink, making it perfect for events like Mother’s Day or bridal showers. All you need are a few simple ingredients to make this fruity take on a margarita.

Step 1 – Add half a cup of juicy raspberries, agave nectar, and lime juice to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to smash (aka muddle) the fruit.

Step 2 – Add tequila blanco, triple sec, and raspberry liqueur to the smashed raspberry mixture.

Step 3 – Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker. Then firmly place the lid on the cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds to combine the cocktail ingredients and chill them.

Step 4 – Use a mesh strainer to strain the cocktail into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass or a margarita glass over ice.

Step 5 – Garnish the cocktail with fresh raspberries on a metal food pick or a lime wedge.

A Raspberry Margarita in a cane glass with a raspberry and lime garnish in front of fresh raspberries on a wooden serving board.

Make It a Frozen Raspberry Margarita!

Make this a frozen margarita recipe with a few small changes to this recipe! Instead of using fresh fruits, substitute for a cup of frozen raspberries.

Blend the ingredients in a blender with a handful of ice cubes instead of using a cocktail shaker. The result is a delicious frozen fruit margarita.

What Type of Glass Do I Use?

  • Margarita glass – Margarita glasses are ideal for frozen margaritas. They have a stem and a wide mouth. The stem allows you to hold the cocktail without it melting from the warmth of your hands.
  • Short tumbler – Not everyone has a set of margarita glasses at home. So a short tumbler, or rocks glass, is also great for a margarita on the rocks. I prefer my margaritas over ice with a straw!

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How to Sugar Rim a Glass

Many margaritas have a salted rim, but sometimes a sugar rim is better suited for a fruity margarita. This is incredibly easy to do and adds a special touch to the cocktail glass. 

First, take a lime wedge and run it along the rim of the glass. This creates a wet and sticky surface for the sugar to stick to. 

Next, flip the glass upside down and place it in a shallow bowl of granulated sugar. Coarse sugar, like cane sugar, is bigger sugar granules that are more visible. This works best for cocktail rims. Add fresh lime zest for a pop of color on the rim as well.

Can I Make These Raspberry Margaritas In a Big Batch?

Margaritas are the perfect big-batch cocktail and you can make them in advance! Multiply the ingredients by the number of guests you wish to serve. Then mix all of the ingredients, without ice, in a large pitcher. Keep the pitcher in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve drinks. Then guests may serve themselves from the pitcher.

You may store this cocktail in the refrigerator for up to a week. However, the flavor profile may change a bit the longer you store it! The raspberry flavors will infuse with the tequila over time.

This fresh Raspberry Margarita recipe is the perfect sweet cocktail for margarita lovers. It is sweet, refreshing, and beautiful.

More Delicious Margarita Recipes to Try

Two Raspberry Margaritas in a cane glass with a raspberry and lime garnish in front of flowers and a white background.

Raspberry Margarita with Chambord

This simple Raspberry Margarita recipe combines Chambord and fresh raspberries with classic ingredients of lime juice, syrup, and tequila.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Beverage
Cuisine Cocktails
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • mesh strainer
  • muddler

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec orange liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur

Instructions
 

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle half a cup of raspberries, agave nectar, and lime juice until the fruit is smashed.
  • Add tequila blanco, triple sec, and raspberry liqueur to the smashed raspberry mixture.
  • Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker. Firmly place the lid and shake for 30 seconds to combine the cocktail ingredients and chill them.
  • Strain the cocktail into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass or a margarita glass over ice using a mesh strainer.
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries and a lime wedge on a metal food pick.
Keyword margarita, raspberry, tequila

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