Last week I said that I was going to publish one margarita recipe every Friday up until Cinco de Mayo - so far so good! Although the strawberry margarita recipe I published last week is one of my favourites, I love this raspberry lime margarita recipe even more. An incredible addictive combination of sweet raspberries and punchy lime - it's almost impossible not to fall in love with this cocktail!
When it comes to margarita recipes, I always think that you need a strong citrus or sweet fruity twist to break through the spicy heat of tequila - and this cocktail does it perfectly with both zingy lime juice and candy-like raspberries.
I love my margaritas to be icy cold. If you do, too, you'll need to plan ahead a bit and make sure your raspberries are frozen. If you use room temperature raspberries, you'll still have the gorgeous flavour, but you'll have more of a thin, liquid texture, as opposed to a thick, frozen texture.
If you're a serious margarita lover, you might be thinking, "How is this a raspberry lime margarita recipe? Don't all margaritas have lime in them?" which is totally true. Although if you thought that, I think you might be a bit overly familiar with cocktail recipes and might have to lay off them for a while.
Anyway - yes. Standard margarita recipes do include lime juice, but this raspberry lime margarita has about double the amount of lime juice as is standard, so I felt the ingredient worthy of including in the title. Plus, I really love lime! So there.
This margarita cocktail recipe makes two small servings like the ones you see in the photos, but you could easily up the ingredients and make a margarita pitcher. How amazing does that sound right now?! If you want to make a large pitcher of the stuff, I recommend multiplying all the ingredients by six. If you make just enough, everyone's happy. And if you make too much, everyone's even happier. Win - win, right?
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- 1 ounce tequila
- ½ ounce triple sec
- 6 small ice cubes
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and whiz for around 1 minute until everything is completely combined and broken down.
- Pour into two glasses and serve.
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