Raspberry Margarita

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Cocktail History

The Raspberry Margarita is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail we created for National Margarita Day. Although similar to our Classic Lime Margarita in that its made with tequila, lime, and triple sec, this variation is unique because it also calls for a raspberry syrup made using the sous vide method, a way of making simple syrups that results in much brighter, consistent flavors.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Tequila Blanco: This is the base spirit that adds agave flavor. We used El Jimador Tequila Blanco because it’s clear, light, and flavorful, and it’s affordable.

Lime Juice: This adds sour citrus flavors for balance. We prefer to use fresh citrus juice because it’s less bitter than the bottled stuff and tastes better.

Triple Sec: This is an orange liqueur. It adds sweet citrus flavors that balance out the other dry ingredients. We went with Cointreau because it’s one of the highest quality triple secs on the market.

Raspberry Syrup: This is a sweetener that also adds the drink’s raspberry flavor. We made ours using Alex’s sous vide recipe.

Raspberries: These are muddled in the shaker and used as the garnish to add fresh raspberry aroma and flavor.

Tasting Notes

The Raspberry Margarita features an unmistakable tequila aroma, the taste of citrus right away followed immediately by lasting raspberry in the back of the mouth, and notes of agave on the swallow.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: When paired with two raspberries in the shaker, the purified syrup lends more sweetness and a light pink hue to an already tasty drink. We both thought this was a deliciously balanced variation on a favorite, just with an additional tang that takes it to the next level.

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 2 oz Tequila Blanco
 ¾ oz Lime Juice
 ½ oz Triple Sec
 4 Raspberries

Method
1

Add tequila, lime juice, triple sec, raspberry syrup, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a margarita glass.

4

Garnish with raspberries.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 oz Tequila Blanco
 ¾ oz Lime Juice
 ½ oz Triple Sec
 4 Raspberries

Directions

Method
1

Add tequila, lime juice, triple sec, raspberry syrup, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a margarita glass.

4

Garnish with raspberries.

Raspberry Margarita

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More Tequila Cocktails

If you like this tequila cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Salted Sage Paloma: A tequila cocktail made with grapefruit juice, lime juice, salted sage syrup, soda water, and sage leaves

 Privateer (Variation): A tequila cocktail made with passion fruit syrup, pineapple juice, lime juice, smoke and salt bitters, rosemary, and Tajín

 Wild Rose: A tequila and dry sparkling wine cocktail made with pineapple gum syrup, maraschino liqueur, Angostura aromatic bitters, and a orange twist

 Mocha Spiked Horchata: A tequila cocktail made with horchata, cold-brew coffee, chocolate bitters, and ground cinnamon

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