18 Raspberry Cocktails to try in 2024

July 31, 2023 by

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Gorgeous line-up of raspberry cocktails, anyone? This small, vibrant red fruit is known for its delicate texture and delightful blend of sweet and tangy flavors, offering a burst of refreshing juiciness with every sip. Here are a few of our favorites:  

1.  Raspberry Margarita

Close up of two Raspberry Margarita cocktails in a bright outdoor setting

Arguably one of the best Margarita cocktails for berry enthusiasts, the Raspberry Margarita is a tutti-fruity delight. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of two glasses. Dip the edge of each rim into a plate of salt. Pour 3 oz Espolòn Tequila Blanco, 2 oz Grand Marnier, 2 oz fresh lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup, 1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries, and a cup of ice into a blender. Blend until fully combined. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired. Pour into the glasses and serve. 

2.  Raspberry Martini

Two raspberry Martini cocktails

Raspberry vodka cocktails do not come any more stylish than the dainty Raspberry Martini. With just a few ingredients and a jiggle of your cocktail shaker, the Raspberry Martini comes together easily. The blushing red hue is seductive and inviting, and it hits all the right notes as it glides across your palate. It’s sweet yet tart and oh-so-romantic with a lingering fresh berry burst. 

3.  Floradora

Close up of a pretty Floradora cocktail in a rocks glass on a wooden serving platter with scattered berries around it

This raspberry vodka cocktail should be at the top of your list to try if you love refreshing ginger beer cocktails. To make a Floradora, add 2 oz Bulldog Gin, 1 oz raspberry syrup, and 0.75 oz lime juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled Collins glass with fresh ice, and top with ginger beer. Give the drink a gentle stir to combine the ingredients, and garnish with a few fresh raspberries and a lime wedge. 

4.  Clover Club

Top view of Clover Club cocktail with Raspberry garnish

Looking for a cocktail with raspberries with a 1920s gentleman club theme? Sure thing, bestie. The pretty Clover Club cocktail might seem a little girly, but it was actually the drink of choice of a bunch of rather dapper lads back in the early-1900s. This picture-perfect drink tastes as delicious as it looks — like raspberry ice cream that has been infused with a kiss of gin, yet not too sweet. Simply dreamy!   

5. French Martini

Two frothy pink French Martinis garnished with fresh raspberries placed on a silver serving platter on a table covered in a white tablecloth with a bowl of fresh raspberries and one more French Martini in the foreground

Raspberry liqueur cocktails are trés jolie, and the French Martini certainly is no exception. It was given its name as a nod to one of its original ingredients, a black raspberry liqueur from the French Loire Valley, which gives the French Martini its distinctive pink color. Add pineapple juice and vodka, and the French Martini is definitely for those with a sweet tooth. 

6. Raspberry Mojito

Close up of a woman's hand holding a refreshing Raspberry Mojito

When the sun is high and the weather turns scorching, a minty-cool Mojito always does the trick. This fruity riff on the classic adds a delightful berry layer to the mix. Muddle six mint leaves in a cocktail shaker, then add six raspberries and muddle again. Add 2 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, 1 oz lime juice, and 1 oz simple syrup, and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Add fresh ice to a serving glass, and strain in the liquid. Top it off with 2 oz club soda, and garnish with fresh mint leaves and raspberries 

7. Raspberry Sour Cocktail

Close up of a backlit Raspberry Sour cocktail in an inviting outdoor environment

If you love a sour cocktail as much as we do, this Raspberry Sour will be right up your alley. Place 6 fresh raspberries in a cocktail shaker and add 0.5 oz of simple syrup. Use a muddler to mash them up. Add ice to the shaker, along with 2 oz SKYY Vodka, 0.75 oz fresh lime juice, and 0.5 oz simple syrup. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Remove the lid of the shaker and pour the ingredients into a highball glass (ice and all), garnish with extra berries, and serve.  

8. Raspberry Vodka Lemonade Cocktail

Two mason jars of Raspberry Lemon & Lime Ginger Beer Cocktail on a light wood surface

The Raspberry Vodka Lemonade is the ultimate summertime poolside indulgence. We like to make it a big-batch drink that can serve up to eight guests.  

Purée 1.5 cups of raspberries in a blender and sieve them, reserving the juice and discarding the pulp. In a large pitcher, combine 1 cup of lemon juice, the puréed raspberries, and 1 cup of simple syrup. Mix in 2 cups of SKYY Vodka, 1 cup of apple juice (optional), and 5-6 cups of water depending on how sweet/tart you prefer your lemonade. Garnish with lemon slices, raspberries and serve over lots of ice. 

9. Raspberry Lime Rickey

Close up front view of two Raspberry Lime Rickey cocktails against a rustic wooden backdrop

Once you know how to whip up an easy batch of raspberry syrup for cocktails (see the recipe under FAQs below), pouring drinks like the Raspberry Lime Rickey becomes a cinch. Add 1 oz fresh lime juice, 2 oz Bulldog Gin, and 1 oz raspberry syrup to a highball glass and stir. Fill with ice and top with 3 oz of sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with lime wedges and fresh raspberries. 

More Rickey drinks to try: Gin Rickey | Bourbon Rickey  

10. Raspberry Caipirinha

Two Raspberry Caipirinha Cocktails with fresh mint, lime and berry garnish

The time-honored Caipirinha is a true-blue classic, and this berry-laced spin-off is just as amazing. Place half a lime, 8 raspberries, and 1 teaspoon of sugar in the bottom of a rocks glass. Muddle them together well to get lots of juice out of the lime and break up the raspberries. Add 2 oz of Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum to the glass, then either transfer to a shaker with some ice and shake well or add ice to the glass and stir to mix and cool. Top off with crushed ice to serve. 

11. Raspberry Gimlet

Raspberry Gimlet in a coupe glass against a yellow backdrop with foilage embellisments as decoration

The original Gimlet was ostensibly developed to keep sailors from getting scurvy on the high seas. Its raspberry-infused cousin might not be quite as hardcore, but we love it just the same. Muddle 4 raspberries and 0.5 oz of simple syrup in the bottom of a shaker. Pour in 1.5 oz of Bulldog Gin, 0.75 oz fresh lime juice, and then fill the shaker with ice. Shake well, then strain into a chilled glass. 

12. Raspberry Lemon Drop Cocktail

Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini on a tray with fresh lemons and raspberries

If a zesty vodka raspberry cocktail is what you are after, try the raspberry version of the classic Lemon Drop Martini. Muddle 8 – 10 raspberries with 2 teaspoons of sugar. Press through a wire mesh strainer to remove the seeds, pressing the berries down to release as much juice as possible. Mix raspberry puree with 2 oz of SKYY Vodka, 2 oz lemon juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine. Pour into a serving glass, top off with 3 oz lemon-lime soda, and serve. 

13. Raspberry Bellini

Front view of a backlit Raspberry Bellini in an inviting outdoor setting

The peachy Bellini is a winner at a wedding or a brunch, and this raspberry-inspired riff on the original is just as whimsical. Pour 4 oz of Champagne into a glass, then add 1 oz of raspberry syrup. Top with fresh raspberries and serve immediately. Enjoy! 

14. Raspberry Gin Fizz

Two Raspberry Fizz Cocktails

A raspberry gin cocktail with a nice kick of effervescence? Yes, please! Garnish glasses with fresh raspberries, add ice, then pour in 1 oz of raspberry syrup. Add 2 oz lime juice, 2 oz Bulldog Gin and top with club soda water. Garnish with a fresh sprig of thyme and serve.

More fizzy goodness: Ramos Gin Fizz | Sloe Gin Fizz  

15. Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

Two Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco cocktails with sugared rims

Limoncello cocktails are made for summer, and this Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco cocktail is certainly no exception. This easy-to-make pitcher drink calls for 3 cups rose Prosecco, 1 cup limoncello, and 0.25 cup raspberry simple syrup. Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher, garnish with fresh mint and lemon slices, and set out sugar-rimmed glasses and let your guests serve themselves. 

16. Raspberry Mimosa

Close up front view of two Raspberry Mimosa cocktails in a stylised studio environment with a pink backdrop and art deco embellishments

It’s dainty, darling, and delicious, with a wee bit of sparkle to round it all off. To serve four thirsty guests, add 1 cup of raspberries, 0.5 cups of orange juice, and 2 tablespoons of honey syrup in a blender, and blitz. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and divide the juice between four Champagne flutes. Charge the glasses with Champagne, or sparkling grape juice if you prefer a non-alcoholic version, and garnish with fresh raspberries. 

More Mimosas: Grand Mimosa | Strawberry Mimosa | Cranberry Mimosa | Classic Mimosa 

17. Champagne and Chambord

Pink French 75 cocktail 

Champagne cocktails make the perfect twinkly addition to celebrations of all sorts. We adore this simple combination of Champagne and raspberry liqueur that is as easy to enjoy as it is to assemble. Pour 1 oz raspberry liqueur into a Champagne flute. Top off with 6 oz Champagne, garnish with fresh raspberries, and serve. 

18. Raspberry Daiquiri  

Two Raspberry Daiquiri cocktails served poolside

Once you’ve mastered the art of making a Strawberry Daiquiri, it’s time to spread your wings and try your hand at a Raspberry Daiquiri. Prepare your glass by running a lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass. Dip the top of the glass into a plate sprinkled with sugar. 

 In a mixing glass, muddle 8 raspberries with 1.5 oz lime juice and half a teaspoon of sugar. Add 2 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, 0.5 oz Grand Marnier and lots of ice. Shake well. Pour the mixture into a serving glass through a sieve to catch the raspberry seeds. Garnish with a lime twist (optional). Cheers! 

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To make raspberry purée, blend fresh or frozen raspberries until smooth. Optionally, add a bit of water and sugar to enhance the taste. Strain the mixture to remove the seeds, and you'll have a delicious raspberry purée ready for cocktails. It's perfect for adding fruity goodness to your favorite mixed drinks.

Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan, then add raspberries. Simmer on low heat until the sugar dissolves and the raspberries break down. Let it cool, then strain out the seeds. Now you have sweet and tangy raspberry syrup to sweeten up your cocktails and mocktails!

Raspberry vodka opens a world of cocktail possibilities. You can use spirits like SKYY Infusions Raspberry to make classics like a Raspberry Martini, a Moscow Mule with a raspberry twist, or a refreshing Raspberry Vodka Lemonade. For a fun and colorful option, try a Raspberry Rainbow Punch with various fruit juices. Experiment and create your own unique drinks with this fruity vodka base!

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