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Raspberry Margarita

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.

Raspberry Margaritas

Raspberry Margarita Recipe

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’s 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. 

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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 is 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).

Classic Margarita Recipe

What kind of raspberry sauce works best?

Raspberry sauce tastes best when you use fresh raspberries. I make my own pretty regularly when they are in season. Here is my recipe for Raspberry Sauce.

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-made 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.

Try these pretty Flower Ice Cubes to add some WOW to this drink!

Raspberry Margarita Recipe

More great cocktails to enjoy

For some of my other drinks, you’ll love to check out my Cranberry Champagne Punch, the ever-popular Spiked Arnold Palmer, the Big Batch Orange Creamsicle Mimosas, and this Blackberry Margarita! Also, check out I Give No Sips for a great classic martini recipe.

Yield: 1 drink

Raspberry Margarita

Raspberry Margarita

Deliciously sweet raspberry margarita can be made at home, and is a delicious way to serve up some fresh berry flavor!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce raspberry sauce
  • 2 ounces sweet & sour mix
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • salt for rim
  • Ice


  1. Rim glass with sweet & sour and then place salt on edges by dipping glass into the salt and twisting.
  2. Mix all other ingredients and shake to combine. Strain over ice.
  3. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 0g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.


Monday 6th of February 2023

Is the "raspberry sauce" supposed to be sweetened like syrup or more like fruit puree with no added sweetener?

Nicole Johnson

Monday 6th of February 2023

You could use either version. It just depends on how sweet you like your cocktail. I use a homemade sweetened raspberry sauce typically, but I like it on the sweeter side.

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