Sweet, sour and delicious, our recipe uses fresh squeezed limes, easy fresh raspberry puree, all combined with a quick simple syrup. Tweak it for more lime or sugar … make it like you like it. Leave out the tequila and you and the kiddos have a cool bright drink for sipping on a warm day.
RASPBERRY LIMEADE MARGARITAS
Makes 6 -8, depending on the size of your glasses.
1 cup water
1/2 cup plus 2 Tblsp sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup fresh raspberries, plus another 1/2 cup for garnish
3/4 cup lime juice (from 12 large limes) and if you’re in a hurry bottled unsweetened lime juice is perfectly fine
3 more cups water
Lime wedges for garnish and for rimming the glasses
Tequila, silver reposado or anejo, your choice
Create the simple syrup by low boiling 1 cup water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Allow to completely cool.
Puree 1 cup water and 1/2 cup raspberries. Sieve to remove the seeds.
In a large pitcher, combine the simple syrup, puree, lime juice and 3 cups water. Taste for desired sour or sweetness. Add more lime juice (1 Tblsp at a time) for a more tart mix, and more simple syrup or bottled agave syrup (1 Tblsp at a time) for sweetness. Allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving … it gets better as it has time to infuse. Adding a handful of sliced lime and raspberries into the pitcher is a nice touch, and because they will float to the top your guests will know the ingredients of the mix.
Run a lime wedge along the rim of a large glass, then dip in margarita salt to coat the rim. Fill with ice. Pour raspberry limeade to 1-inch from the rim. Add 1 1/2 oz tequila. Garnish with lime wedges and raspberries. A fresh mint sprig is also a nice touch, optional. Serve with a straw.
Was thrilled to be able to experience it with the chefs!!!
KB, so glad you liked it. Get ready for many more taste tests!
Am loving this and that it has the colors of the Mexican flag. We’ll be making LOTS these on Saturday. Thank you!
Magpie, fantastic! Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Great addition to our Cinco De Mayo bar! Thanks!
Hungry, thank you … we’ll raise a limeade glass to you and yours on Saturday.
This is going to be on my Cinco de Mayo table. Looks delicious and the kids can have the virgin version. Thank you!
Ally, great! And pls send pics so we can share with everyone. This is one of the freshest mixes we’ve done and will most likely become our summer go-to.