Cocktail Friday: Raspberry Key Lime Margarita

by Tokyo Terrace on September 2, 2010

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Confession: I have done too many margarita posts lately. Heres the thingI love them thankyouverymuch. Please dont judge me.

Alright, moving right along I actually made this margarita back in June but havent 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. Its 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 dont have fresh raspberries handy, frozen will work also. And guess what? You dont 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, yesif you alter this amount I wont 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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  • Brie
    no such thing as too many margarita recipes - and this one looks sinfully sweet. keep the drinks coming!
  • Susi
    Havent met a Margarita I havent liked :o) This looks delicious and perfect for cocktail hour!
  • Cookincanuck
    The color of this is stunning! What a great way to usher in the weekend.
  • TokyoTerrace
    Thanks! So glad you like it :) Im really excited to see your new header after you won the contest at bellalimento! Congrats!
  • Adelina Badalyan
    I agree for more the merrier. Looks great!!!
  • TokyoTerrace
    Glad we are on the same wave-length!
  • Erosenzweig
    No sugar or simple syrup? With nearly a cup of acid, this sounds like a serious pucker...
  • 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!
  • foodies at home
    I know you said this a Friday cocktail....but I might need to make it a Thursday cocktail instead! lol
  • TokyoTerrace
    Maybe I should call it a cocktail for any day ending in y?
  • ThePenandThePear
    love these margaritas....citrus and raspberry! very colorful!
  • TokyoTerrace
    I was pleasantly surprised at the color when I first made these. Theres something so happy about pink and green together...
  • thelacquerspoon
    Dont worry about many margarita recipes - the more the merrier! We need lots of them indeed to survive this long long summer days :)
  • 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!
  • Grant
    Thats a beautiful combination - especially so, because I have all of the ingredients at home!
  • TokyoTerrace
    Perfect! I hope you enjoy it :)
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