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Raspberry Margarita Mocktail

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This raspberry margarita mocktail is a fruity non-alcoholic spin on the classic margarita that's as beautiful as it is refreshing!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
A raspberry margarita Mocktail sitting on three round marble coasters. The glass is filled with ice and has a salted rim and a lime wheel for garnish. The margarita itself is a vibrant rich red color and two limes sit nearby on the counter.

I love love love margaritas, but sometimes I need a non-alcoholic alternative that packs a flavorful punch. I don’t always want to drink water! This vibrant and refreshing raspberry margarita mocktail has quickly become one of my go-to’s. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the classic margarita flavor without alcohol.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is its so easy. You’re good to go if you have fresh or frozen raspberries and a couple of limes! I always keep a batch of basic simple syrup in my fridge. It’s super quick to make and keeps for about a month. Also, I use fresh squeezed orange juice in this recipe, but you can use store-bought if you want.

This may be a dumb thing to do, but I will go ahead and promise you that you won’t miss the tequila! And if you’re looking for another non-alcoholic option, check out my Paloma mocktail recipe. It’s another fantastic choice for those hot summer days when you want to sip on something light and refreshing.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

✔️ It’s a great non-alcoholic option for people of all ages.
✔️ It’s easy to make. Just muddle, shake, and pour.
✔️ It’s so freakin’ pretty!

Ingredients For A Raspberry Margarita Mocktail

Ingredient Notes

  • Coarse Salt: Coarse salt adds a nice salty rim to the glass, mimicking a classic margarita.
  • Lime Juice: Freshly squeezed lime juice gives the mocktail the brightest and most authentic flavor. Bottled lime juice can be used in a pinch.
  • Orange Juice: I find adding a touch of orange juice helps balance out the lime to round out the overall flavor. Freshly squeezed is best.
  • Raspberries: You can use fresh or frozen thawed raspberries.
  • Simple Syrup: Simple syrup adds a light sweetness to balance the tartness of the raspberries and lime. I have a post called How To Make Basic And Rich Simple Syrups if you want to make your own. It’s much cheaper than buying it at the store!

It’s important to note that when making substitutions in recipes, the texture and flavor may be slightly different. However, these substitutes are the best options for changing the original recipe.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Lime Juice: Lemon juice can be used in a pinch but has a different flavor profile.
  • Orange Juice: You can substitute grapefruit or pineapple juice or even add a splash of grenadine for a sweeter twist.
  • Raspberries: If you don’t have raspberries, you can substitute other berries like strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries.
  • Simple Syrup: Honey or agave nectar can be used as a sweetener, but adjust the amount as they are sweeter than simple syrup.

Recipe Variations

Try any of the following for a twist on this raspberry margarita mocktail recipe:

  • Herbal Twist: Add a fresh mint or basil sprigs while muddling the raspberries for a refreshing herbal note.
  • Frozen Margarita: Blend all the ingredients with a cup of crushed ice for a delicious frozen mocktail.
  • Passionfruit: Add a spoonful of passionfruit pulp to the raspberries before muddling. Because passionfruit is quite tart, you may need to adjust the simple syrup amount.
  • Sparkling Margarita: Top your mocktail with chilled club soda or sparkling water for a bubbly and refreshing note.
  • Spice it Up: Muddle a few fresh jalapeño slices with the raspberries for a spicy kick. Start with a small amount and adjust to your heat preference.

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How To Make A Raspberry Margarita Mocktail

Process shots to make raspberry margarita Mocktail.

STEP 1: Use a piece of lime to moisten the rim of a rocks glass. Dip the rim in coarse salt and set aside.

STEP 2: Place the raspberries and lime juice in a large mason jar or a cocktail shaker if you have one. Muddle (gently crush) the raspberries until they are entirely squished. If you don’t have a muddler, use the end of a wooden spoon.

STEP 3: Add the simple syrup and orange juice to the ja. Fill the jar with ice.

STEP 4: Secure the lid tightly on the jar and shake it as hard as possible for about 20 seconds. Fill the prepared glass with ice and pour or strain the raspberry mixture. Serve with a slice of lime.

Expert Tips

1. If your mocktail is too thick, add more lime juice, orange juice, or even a splash of water to thin it out.
2. For a frozen option, skip the mason jar and use a blender.
3. Feel free to adjust the amount of simple syrup to suit your taste.

Recipe Notes

  • Using freshly squeezed lime juice will give your raspberry margarita mocktail the best flavor, but bottled lime juice can be substituted if you’re short on time.
  • Try experimenting with different sweeteners, such as honey, agave syrup, or maple syrup. Each sweetener will impart a unique flavor to the mocktail.
  • You can use any other berries, such as strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries, which are all great.

Did you make this raspberry margarita mocktail? Please rate the recipe and tell me how it went in the comments below. Also, stay in touch with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest to see more delicious food and recipes!

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A raspberry margarita Mocktail sitting on three round marble coasters. The glass is filled with ice and has a salted rim and a lime wheel for garnish. The margarita itself is a vibrant rich red color and two limes sit nearby on the counter.

Raspberry Margarita Mocktail

Author: Kelly Neil
This raspberry margarita mocktail is a fruity non-alcoholic spin on the classic margarita that's as beautiful as it is refreshing!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American / Canadian, Mexican
Servings 1 serving
Calories 164 kcal

Special Equipment

  • Knife and cutting board
  • Citrus squeezer
  • Measuring cup or shot glass
  • 1 quart (1 L) Mason jar with lid or cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail muddler or you can use the end of a wooden spoon
  • Rocks glass
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Ingredients
 
 

  • ½ cup raspberries, fresh or thawed frozen
  • 1 ½ oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 ½ oz basic simple syrup, 1:1 sugar to water ratio
  • ½ oz orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • coarse salt, for rim, optional
  • lime wheel, optional, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Use a slice of lime to gently wet the rim of a rocks glass. Dip the rim of the glass in coarse salt, as much or as little as you like. Set aside.
  • Place the raspberries and lime juice in the Mason jar. Muddle (gently crush) the raspberries until they are completely squished.
  • Add the simple syrup and orange juice to the jar, then fill it halfway with ice. Screw the lid tightly onto the jar and shake it as hard as you can for 20 seconds. The margarita should be well blended and the ice should be crushed inside the jar.
  • Fill the salt-rimmed glass with fresh ice. Pour or strain the mixture into the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Using freshly squeezed lime juice will give your raspberry margarita mocktail the best flavor, but bottled lime juice can be substituted if you’re short on time.
  • Try experimenting with different sweeteners, such as honey, agave syrup, or maple syrup. Each sweetener will impart a unique flavor to the mocktail.
  • You can use any other berries, such as strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries, which are all great.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 1gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 26mgPotassium: 201mgFiber: 4gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 71IUVitamin C: 36mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
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