Raspberry Margarita

Raspberry Margarita {Sweet Pea's Kitchen}

Who’s ready for summer? I know I am! ūüėÄ 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)! ūüėČ 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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