It’s impossible to turn down a delicious and refreshing Blended Raspberry Margarita. The fresh berries are made to be in a drink with lime and orange flavors!
For me the summer means doing a lot of entertaining in the backyard. We love to have friends over for a barbecue, cards and a couple of drinks. It also means that I can try out new recipes on unsuspecting friends. With the blog I do a lot of cooking as you can imagine. We would end up with way too many leftovers if I didn’t take advantage of guests and their ability to eat (and take home) a lot of the food. When I think of summer I think of margaritas. It may be that I lived in California and Arizona the last 17 years or it could be that a margarita is just THE most refreshing drink ever! I love the flexibility of a margarita. There are just so many combinations that you could make with different flavors or blending them or just serving them on the rocks. I generally like to drink them on the rocks but every once in a while I want a blended drink and this was one of those days.
This drink has so much flavor! The first thing you taste is fresh raspberries. You can absolutely make this with frozen berries and just cut back on the amount of ice that you use but I think if it’s summer and you can get your hands on them DO. I really could taste the freshness and it was the biggest flavor of the drink. I think that the orange flavor of the Grand Marnier really brings out the raspberry flavor. I used some sweet & sour mix in this version for two reasons; 1. I thought it would add a bit more sweetness and 2. I had it. If you don’t have any or can’t find it you could use lemon juice and a bit of sugar, all to taste but start small and add if you need it. If you want to try a super refreshing drink without the alcohol you could use sweet & sour mix or lime juice and the juice of half of an orange. I think that would make for a very tasty slushy!
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup silver tequila
- 2 oz. Grand Marnier
- 1/4 cup sweet & sour mix
- 1 cup of ice or more depends on how thick you want it.
- slice of lime to garnish
- add raspberries, tequila, Grand Marnier, sweet & sour mix and ice to a blender and blend
- pour into two margarita glasses and garnish with lime slice