Okay, maybe not chug. But take a nice healthy swig of that purpley goodness?
It does me.
Does it matter that it’s Seis de Mayo? Heck, NO! The party lasts the whole weekend, peeps! The whole weekend! There is also a Siete de Mayo.
Devon and I not only worked together at the Mexican restaurant, but we ate together at that restaurant. Many times. We’d go in on our nights off and we’d each order one of these margaritas to go with our meal. You could either have the raspberry margarita frozen or on the rocks. I always got it on the rocks. Always!
The only time I’d have one frozen is if the bartender made a drink frozen by mistake and we’d each get a little cupful to sip.
I still say, “Rocks all the way!”
One thing I learned in all my bartending days and my many meals at that restaurant, is more does not mean better.
Let me explain: When one of the bartenders knew it was Devon and I ordering the margaritas, he’d make them extra strong, thinking he was doing us a favor. NOT! He didn’t understand the balance of a good drink.
We weren’t there to get drunk, we were there to eat the yummy food and have a cocktail with that food. And nothing beats a delicious, balanced, well made cocktail.
Well, except maybe a great piece of dark chocolate! 😉
On to the recipe:
The Ingredients and the Mixing
Here it all is: Patron Silver tequila, Cointreau, Chambord, fresh lime juice and simple syrup.
I start by filling my cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice.
I measure out 2 ounces of liquid gold. Oops, I mean Patron Silver tequila.
Into the shaker it goes. Glug, glug, glug!
Next up, I measure 1 ounce of Cointreau.
I add that to the shaker to commingle with its buddy, the tequila!
Now, I measure out the simple syrup.
I add it to the shaker.
Time to squeeze some lime juice. You need 2 ounces of the juice so I use 1 1/2 limes to get that amount.
I also take this opportunity to slice a lime wheel for the garnish.
We are getting closer peeps! Closer to imbibing this delish drink!
I pour the juice into into the shaker.
Now for the star of the show: The Chambord liqueur! It’s a great blend of red and black raspberries. Um, YUM!
I measure out 1 ounce and pour it into my side shot glass.
Now, if I’m serving this drink to my dinner guests, I serve it with the shot glass on the side, as you see it in this next photo. But if I’m making a drink just for li’l ol’ me, I pour it into the shaker with everything else.
Isn’t it pretty? I love the top of the Chambord bottle. Above is the small bottle so its top is different from the top of the normal-sized bottle, which is more like a crown. But this one is so colorful!
Time for me to cap my shaker and shake away!
I chose a high ball glass for serving this drink.
Once I give it a good 10 shakes, I pour all of it into the glass, including the ice.
I pour the Chambord into the glass, since it’s only me imbibing this cocktail and I place the lime on the side of the glass.
Doesn’t that make you want to drool?
Me too! *Wipes sides of mouth daintily.*
Here’s the aerial view. Notice the faint traces of Chambord on the foam. It sinks pretty quickly.
Squeal! It’s time to take a sip. But before I do, I take one more photo to show you the behind-the-scenes.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe. It truly is a delicious cocktail! And even though Cinco de Mayo was yesterday, let’s extend the celebration by making one today!
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This raspberry margarita is a perfect, beautiful cocktail to serve at your next cocktail party.
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 ounces Patron Silver tequila (or your choice of tequilas)
- 1 ounce Cointreau (or triple sec)
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce Chambord (raspberry liqueur)
- Lime wheel for garnish
- Fill your shaker 1/2 way with ice
- Add tequila
- Add Cointreau
- Add simple syrup
- Add lime juice
- Cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Pour into your glass of choice, add lime wheel to the rim of the glass
- Serve with the Chambord in a side shot glass
- Pour Chambord into glass
- Stir with your finger, pop finger in mouth to clean it off
- Sip drink
- Snuggle on the couch