Raspberry Margarita

Raspberry Margarita

The BEST Raspberry Margarita Recipe!

Love an amazing Raspberry Margarita? This amazing Raspberry Margarita recipe is fantastic. Made either on-the-rocks or blended, you’ll need just 4 simple ingredients to make at home!

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Raspberry margarita recipe on the rocks with salt and fresh lime slices and raspberries.

Easy, 4-Ingredient Raspberry Margarita on the rocks or blended!

This raspberry margarita on the rocks is the perfect cocktail to sip in your favorite lawn chair! Perfectly fresh, this raspberry margarita recipe is made with just tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and muddled fresh raspberries.

Love your raspberry margarita blended? No problem! I’ve included instructions in the recipe for making this raspberry margarita recipe either way!

Here’s all the tips, FAQ’s and instructions you’ll need to make this amazing Raspberry Margarita!


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Limes squeezed for lime juice, juice in jar with citrus juicer.

What is the easiest way to juice limes?

Using a hand-held citrus juicer is the easiest way to juice limes. Place a 1/2 lime into the juicer and squeeze over a receptacle.

This hand-held citrus juicer has proven to be durable and reliable. It’s fantastic for limes, lemons and even small oranges.

How much lime juice do you need for margaritas?

You’ll need 1 oz. (2 tablespoons) of juice for a margarita. When buying limes, budget at least 1 lime per drink, plus any slices you’ll want for garnishes and rimming glasses.


Herradurra tequila and cointreau liqueur bottles with lime halves.

What kind of alcohol is a margarita?

Margaritas are a tequila based cocktail.

We like and prefer Herradura Reposado Tequila for our margaritas. There are many other brands out there – choose the best quality tequila you can afford.

What is better in a margarita Cointreau or Triple Sec?

I prefer Cointreau in a margarita. Cointreau is a orange citrus liqueur, made with sweet and bitter orange citrus rinds. It adds some great richness and mild citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with the lime juice in a margarita.

Triple Sec is also appropriate for a margarita. It is not as strong – Cointreau is approximately 40% stronger than Triple Sec.


Raspberry margarita poured into a glass from cocktail shaker.

Do you need simple syrup to make a margarita?

No. You do not need simple syrup to make a margarita. 

What ingredients do you need to make a margarita?

The base ingredients for a margarita are Tequila, Cointreau (or Triple Sec), and fresh lime juice. The ratio for these is 2:1:1, 2 parts tequila, 1 part Cointreau, and 1 part lime juice.


Three glasses of raspberry margaritas with fresh raspberries and lime slices.

How many calories does a raspberry margarita have?

This raspberry margarita has 240 calories and 0 g of added sugar.

Restaurant margaritas are typically are very calorie and sugar heavy. For example, the Texas Roadhouse Raspberry Margarita has a whopping 470 calories and 76 grams of sugar. That is the equivalent of 19 teaspoons of sugar!

When it comes to cocktails (and most other foods) making it at home, will not only save you calories, you’ll likely get a better tasting, fresher drink.


Raspberry margarita on the rocks with fresh raspberries and lime slices.


If you loved this delicious raspberry cocktail, check out some of my other cocktail recipes:

Mango Margaritas

Strawberry Lime Margaritas

Pineapple Margaritas

How to Make a Skinny Margarita

Frozen Raspberry Peach Bellini

Lemon Raspberry Mimosas

Raspberry Mint Iced Tea


Here’s the recipe (instructions for both blended or On-The-Rocks)

Raspberry Margarita

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 2 oz. (2 shots) tequila, good quality
  • 1 oz. (1 shot) Cointreau citrus liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 c. muddled, fresh raspberries (about 12 raspberries)
  • For Garnish:
  • Fresh lime slices
  • Fresh raspberries


  1. To a cocktail shaker, add the fresh raspberries and muddle (mash). Then, fill the cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice.
  2. Add the shots of tequila, Cointreau and lime juice. Shake well.
  3. Prepare glasses by salting (if desired) and adding ice cubes. Pour cocktail into glass and enjoy right away while cold.
  4. For Blended: To a blender, add 1 1/2 c. ice, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and fresh raspberries. Blend until smooth. Pour into salted (if desired) margarita glasses and enjoy right away while cold.


lacto vegetarian
ovo vegetarian
dairy free
egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
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Raspberry margarita recipe, on the rocks topped with fresh limes and raspberries.


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