Today is the first day of spring, and guess what? We are expecting a COLD, SNOWY, WINTERY MIX to blanket our area. Noooooooooooo! Go figure. Mother Nature really does work in mysterious ways.
I’m going to put my blinders on and pretend that the first day of spring here in New Jersey is sunny and 75! I am also going to enjoy this delicious Raspberry Margarita to celebrate the first day of spring, no matter what the weather is like. This drink reminds me of spring and warmer weather. I am a fruity drink type of gal and margaritas are my favorite. This one is made with fresh raspberries, another one of my favorite fruits.
You can’t beat a sweet and juicy raspberry. For this margarita, I simply made a raspberry simple syrup by combining six ounces of fresh raspberries with water and sugar. Cook until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool and then pop in the blender to puree. I strained the raspberry simple syrup through a cheese cloth to remove all the seeds.
Mix it all up in a cocktail shaker and Voila! You got yourself and delicious cocktail perfect not just for spring, but any time of the year! Remember, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. Celebrate the first day of spring with this refreshing Raspberry Margarita.
- 6 ounces Driscoll raspberries
- 2 cups cold water
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 limes 1/4 cup liquid
- 1/4 cup Jose Cuervo Tequila
- 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
- 1/2 cup raspberry simple syrup
- Kosher salt
- In medium saucepan, combine raspberries, water and sugar. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
- Puree in a blender and drain through a cheese cloth.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/4 cup Tequila, 1/4 cup Grand Marnier, and 1/2 cup simple syrup.
- Wet rim of margarita glass with lime juice and dredge rim in Kosher salt.
- Pour content of shaker into the margarita glass. Garnish with lime wedge and whole raspberries.
I’ve never made my own margaritas….but love drinking them! Looks delicious!
I’m a margarita lover, but would you believe I’ve never had a fresh raspberry one?! That needs to change! I’m pinning this for after baby 🙂
Yummmm, this sounds great! I love using fresh fruit syrups in cocktails.
I was a bartender at a cantina, so I have made my fair share of margaritas, but I don’t think I have done a raspberry one before. Sounds yum.
Oh wow this looks all kinds of delicious! I especially love that you used fresh fruit!
Margaritas are our drink of choice in my family for summer time! I can’t wait to share this recipe with them. I love the fresh fruit added. 🙂
Party time. Is it too early to have one now? Looks delicious! Carol
We got snow here too! But…that margarita looks so tasty I am not gonna let a little snow stop me. Cheers!
I’ve never had a raspberry margarita but I am definitely excited to try! This sounds delicious, thanks for sharing 🙂
This is exactly what a day like today calls for. I think I’ll make some to help my boo celebrate his birthday later.
You always have such delicious looking drink recipes. This one does not disappoint!
I’ve got a bunch of frozen raspberries in my freezer from my dad’s raspberry bushes. I definitely need to give this a try; it sounds amazing!
Ooh, great idea for a margarita! Looks refreshing. Happy Spring!
I love me a good margarita. And a raspberry one definitely tops the list as my favorite!
Is it 5 o”clock yet! Lol This look great! Thanks for pinning on the P3 Party Board I will be featuring you Friday on the blog!
Dear Melissa – It’s Friday and 5 o’clock is not so far away! And I’ve got your Raspberry Margarita on the brain! The weekend can’t come soon enough. We’re on vacation at the Cape this week and I can’t think of a nicer drink to enjoy out on our cottage patio….have an awesome weekend!