Raspberry Margarita

Raspberry Margarita {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Who’s ready for summer? I know I am! :D With the official start of summer arriving tomorrow, what better way to celebrate the longest day of the year than with a big ole raspberry margarita? Last year when I was pregnant with Little Sweet Pea, I craved these margaritas. Craaaaved! I would make them for our summer parties and watch all of our friends and family enjoy them while I sipped on my water. Well not this year folks!

Raspberry Margarita {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Margaritas are one of my favorites summertime drinks and if you’ve never made them from scratch, you’re really missing out. These babies are super delicious and kinda creep up on you (if you know what I mean)! ;) They’re perfect for quenching your thirst all summer long. From the raspberry puree to the raspberry liqueur, these margaritas are packed with plenty of raspberry flavor!

Raspberry Margarita

Yield: about 1 quart

Ingredients:

1 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup lime juice from 2 to 3 medium limes
1/2 cup lemon juice from 2 to 3 medium lemons
1/4 cup superfine sugar
pinch table salt
2 cups crushed ice
1 cup tequila
1/2 cup Triple Sec
1/2 cup Chambord

Directions:

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, puree raspberries, lime and lemon juices, sugar, and salt until smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Add tequila, Triple Sec, and Chambord, and 1 cup crushed ice to the pitcher. Stir until thoroughly combined and chilled.
Divide remaining 1 cup of crushed ice between 4 or 6 margarita or double old-fashioned glasses. Pour margarita into ice-filled glasses; serve immediately.

Source: Cook's Illustrated, July 2000

Raspberry Margarita {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

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11 Responses to “Raspberry Margarita”

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    Melissa B — June 20, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    Sounds delicious!
    I havent had one in a long time! =)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 20, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    Totally in the mood for a margarita now!

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    ChgoJohn — June 20, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

    Sounds good to me! Happy Summer, Christina.

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    Kristi — June 20, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    I love new fruity margarita recipes!

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    Lilly Sue — June 21, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    These look delicious! It is only 10 am where I am but I want one! It is Friday :)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 21, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    I could really go for one of these right now!! I love the raspberry addition!!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — June 22, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    This margarita certainly does sound amazing. You put all the good stuff in there. I can’t wait to try them.

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — June 22, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

    I love the thought of a raspberry margarita. Looks delicious!

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    Greg — June 23, 2013 @ 5:43 pm

    That looks delicious. And we have Chambord. I’m on it!

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    Sandra - The Foodie Affair — June 23, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    I’ve made a blackberry margarita, and now I’m enticed to try your raspberry one! Looks so refreshing!

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