Raspberry Daiquiri

raspberry daiquiri recipe

I’ve always associated daiquiris with artificial tasting, syrupy sweet concoctions from the likes of Chili’s. Imagine my surprise, while flipping through Market-Fresh Mixology when I discovered that traditional daiquiris are actually made with rum, lime juice, sugar and optionally, orange liqueur. I decided to try making my own daiquiris, one with raspberries and the other with blackberries. The raspberry daiquiri was the clear winner in the taste department, so I’ve typed up the recipe below.

how to make a raspberry daiquiri

Raspberry Daiquiri Recipe
Adapted from the strawberry daiquiri recipe in Market-Fresh Mixology.

Ingredients:

  • 10 raspberries
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (optional, I didn’t use it)
  • 2 ounces rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw sugar
  • one lime, juiced

For the rim:

  • lime wedge
  • sugar

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. In a mixing glass, muddle the raspberries with the lime juice and sugar.
  3. Add rum and lots of ice. Shake well.
  4. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a martini glass. The sieve helps catch the raspberry seeds.
  5. Garnish with a lime twist (optional). Cheers!

Don’t miss other fresh drinks in my summer cocktail series: beautiful red bell, strawberry smash, rainier cherry mojito, watermelon cucumber cooler and cucumber caipiranha, and peach mojito.

Comments

  1. Maria @ A Platter of says

    Haha, I had to laugh because when I think of Daiquiri I think of Chili’s too! and it annoys me even more when people assume that I know how to make one because I am from Puerto Rico (I personally don’t see the relation of both :-) But I like the sound of this recipe because it looks like it would have a light flavor, and very refreshing.

    • says

      How funny! I would never assume that a Puerto Rican would inherently know how to make a daiquiri. If you ever want to learn, though, give this raspberry daiquiri a try. It’s so good!

  2. Frederike says

    Hi Kate, I just found your blog, and I’m happy I did! You seem to like to same kind of food I love. Wonderful photography.. Am reading some of your older posts now. Thank you for your work!

  3. says

    I’ve always had the same preconceptions about daiquiris! But I love fresh fruit in cocktails, so I’ll this lovely thing in mind the next time I make something fancy

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