RECIPE | Lime Raspberry Margarita

Just because Cinco de Mayo has come and passed, doesn’t mean we can’t get excited for Margarita Monday with this delicious melange! The key here is that I’m finding the raspberries to be super sweet these days. You will see two recipes below. One is if you find your raspberries are similar to mine, and one if you’re making this a little off season, and your raspberries are slightly too acidic. In either case, this Margarita is sure to please. Happy Monday!

Lime Raspberry Margarita (TAKE 1)

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Triple Sec)
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • Fresh lime wedge, for garnish
  • Coarse sea salt, for rim

Method

Take a lime wedge, and rim the lip of a short glass. Dump a little sea salt onto a plate, and tip the wet (with lime) lip of the glass into the salt. Set aside. 

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the fresh raspberries until squashed. Add in tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Add in ice, top with the lid, and shake well. 

Add in ice to the glass, and strain the margarita into the glass. Get every last drop! Add in a lime wedge, and fresh raspberries for garnish. 

Lime Raspberry Margarita (TAKE 2)

Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. raspberry coulis**
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • Fresh raspberries, for garnish
  • Fresh lime wedge, for garnish
  • Coarse sea salt, for rim

Method

**To make the raspberry coulis, heat 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 Tbsp water to a sauce pot. Heat until the sugar dissolves, approximately 5 minutes. Transfer to a blender. Add in 1lb. fresh raspberries or 1 bag frozen raspberries. Purée, then pass through a fine sieve to remove any seeds. Funnel into a squeeze bottle, or put in a container with a tight fitting lid. 

Complete the salted process, as described in the above recipe, and set aside. 

In a cocktail shaker, add the raspberry coulis, tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Add in ice, and shake well. Add ice to the salt-rimmed glass, and strain margarita over the ice. Be sure to get every last drop! Toss in some fresh raspberries and a lime wedge, for garnish. 

Mark hates the seeds so he also would prefer the second recipe. So, if you have the time, go for the coulis method. If you don’t, take your anger of Monday out on those poor raspberries and have a hell of an evening with a Lime Raspberry Margarita. 

ARRRRRRRRRRRRIBA!!!!! 

 

 

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