Cocktail Friday: Raspberry & Key Lime Margarita

by Tokyo Terrace on September 2, 2010

If you love this margarita recipe, check out my Pineapple Margarita on my other food blog, Set the Table! Click here to check it out!

Confession: I have done too many margarita posts lately. Here’s the thing…I love them thankyouverymuch. Please don’t judge me.

Alright, moving right along… I actually made this margarita back in June but haven’t gotten around to posting it until now. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise seeing as how I now have a fabulous full-time job here in Tokyo. It’s been a big lifestyle change and sadly leaves me much less blogging and photo-taking time (*tear*) but I am loving going to work. And being able to afford things.

But this gorgeous cocktail popping with bright pink and green is the perfect way to say “Hey, I can handle blogging and full-time work! Right?”

For many of you, raspberries are in season and you will be able to make this with the fresh-picked variety. If you don’t have fresh raspberries handy, frozen will work also. And guess what? You don’t even have to have key limes! Just use good ole regular limes instead. Still beautiful, still perfectly tasty.

I leave you with this drink (hopefully in hand) after a short and sweet post. When I get my act together with my new schedule I will be sure to post the last two of my Wine Dinner posts, like Salmon with Miso Butter, Sugar Snap Peas &  Fried Quail Egg!

Raspberry & Key Lime Margarita

Makes 4 cocktails

1 pint fresh raspberries (or about 1 cup frozen)

1/2 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup Key lime juice (or 1/2 cup regular lime juice)

1 cup tequila (hefty, yes…if you alter this amount I won’t be offended)

Combine the raspberries and citrus juices in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Use a fine mesh strainer and a spatula to press the raspberry mixture through into a bowl- this removes the seeds from the berries.

Add the tequila, pour into a pitcher and pour into a salt-rimmed glass with ice. Garnish with half a Key lime or a slice of regular lime. Cheers!

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  • Grant

    That’s a beautiful combination – especially so, because I have all of the ingredients at home!

  • ThePenandThePear

    love these margaritas….citrus and raspberry! very colorful!

  • foodies at home

    I know you said this a Friday cocktail….but I might need to make it a Thursday cocktail instead! lol

  • Erosenzweig

    No sugar or simple syrup? With nearly a cup of acid, this sounds like a serious pucker…

  • thelacquerspoon

    Don't worry about many margarita recipes – the more the merrier! We need lots of them indeed to survive this long long summer days :)

  • Adelina Badalyan

    I agree for more the merrier. Looks great!!!

  • Cookincanuck

    The color of this is stunning! What a great way to usher in the weekend.

  • Susi

    Haven't met a Margarita I haven't liked :o ) This looks delicious and perfect for cocktail hour!

  • TokyoTerrace

    When I made this margarita, the raspberries were actually sweet enough. Since raspberries may vary depending on season/location etc. you can always adjust sweetness with honey or sugar as needed. I prefer honey as I tend to gravitate toward margaritas that focus on the citrus and tequila rather than syrupy sweetness. Thanks for bringing this up!

  • TokyoTerrace

    Glad we are on the same wave-length!

  • TokyoTerrace

    Perfect! I hope you enjoy it :)

  • TokyoTerrace

    So true! What better way is there to get through the last hot days of summer? Thanks for the comment, as always! Hope you are well!

  • TokyoTerrace

    I was pleasantly surprised at the color when I first made these. There's something so happy about pink and green together…

  • TokyoTerrace

    Maybe I should call it a cocktail for any day ending in 'y'?

  • TokyoTerrace

    Thanks! So glad you like it :) I'm really excited to see your new header after you won the contest at bellalimento! Congrats!

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  • Brie

    no such thing as too many margarita recipes – and this one looks sinfully sweet. keep the drinks coming!

  • Alissa Runco

    Sounds perfect – who doesn't love margaritas! Being a Florida girl though, I'd probably sub orange juice for the lemon juice, and (of course) keep the key limes.

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    Yum!  Having a party in two weeks… this is perfect.  Printing this out!!! Thanks!!

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    Yum!  Having a party in two weeks… this is perfect.  Printing this out!!! Thanks!!

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  • Linda-Jenning198

    Awesome recipe! I have just been reading how to grow my own raspberries.
    Now I know what to make with them once they are ready. Thanks for
    sharing. Below is a useful article for anyone looking to grow their own
    raspberries :)

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