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. It’s a type of tequila made with unaged agave. We used El Jimador Tequila Blanco because it has a light and palatable agave flavor and is affordable. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Agave Blanco Spirit in place of the tequila.

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 made with raspberries, white sugar, citric acid, and water. We made ours at home 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.

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Recipe

AuthorSips From Scripts

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

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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