What’s better than a regular margarita? A Raspberry Margarita, of course! This simple, classic cocktail will make a fan out of even the most reluctant tequila drinkers in your life.
Margaritas are a classic cocktail, but for those of us who have a sweet spot for sweet drinks, the flavored variety might be more up your alley.
You can make the mixers from scratch if you’d like, or you can buy them pre-made. Making them will yield a MUCH better drink. I was a bartender for over 10 years, off and on, and the places that I worked that made their own mixers generally served a lot more drinks of this nature than those who bought premade sweet and sour.
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What is in a margarita?
A traditional margarita has tequila, sour mix, and lime. Some versions skip the sour mix and go right for simple syrup, booze, and lime and that’s all she wrote. Your average margarita will include some sour though, almost anywhere you buy one.
From there, you can flavor the margaritas however you’d like. I like to blend frozen fruit up and combine to flavor them that way, but using pre-made syrups are a great substitution if you want to have margaritas on a Tuesday with your tacos without a huge production.
My Classic Margarita recipe is here and it is amazing (photo below).
What kind of raspberry sauce should you use for Raspberry Margaritas?
Raspberry sauce tastes best when you use fresh raspberries. I make my own pretty regularly when they are in season. You can find my recipe for Raspberry Sauce that would be PERFECT for this right here.
If you don’t want to make your own, this is a good substitute as well.
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Can you make your own sour mix?
For a good scratch sweet and sour mixer, I have a great recipe for homemade sweet and sour mix too. I usually watch for lemons and limes to go on sale, and then stock up to make a big batch. You can freeze any excess you won’t drink in a week to ten days, and always have fresh homemade sour mix around.
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- 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce raspberry sauce
- 2 ounces sweet & sour mix
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- salt for rim
- Rim glass with sweet & sour and then place salt on edges by dipping glass into the salt and twisting.
- Mix all other ingredients and shake to combine. Strain over ice.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 0g