Raspberry Tequila Martini made with raspberry simple syrup, vermouth, and tequila blanco is a perfect for girls’ night or Sunday brunch.
Ohh tequila how I adore you. From margaritas to palomas to sangria tequila is my favorite spirit. Today I want to share how beautiful the addition of tequila can be to a classic martini.
My raspberry tequila martini is truly stunning. Served chilled it is a cocktail made for a special occasion or even better for Sunday brunch.
I served mine in a champagne coupe, garnished with fresh raspberries on tiny forks for a picture-perfect presentation.
Our raspberry tequila martini base is a simple syrup made from raspberries, followed by swapping out tequila for gin or vodka, vermouth, and plenty of ice. We want to serve our martini served icy cold.
HOW TO MAKE RASPEBRRY SIMPLE SYRUP
Nothing beats homemade simple syrup when shaking up cocktails.
So, what exactly is simple syrup? It’s water and sugar. Yes, it’s that simple, the basic recipe is just the two ingredients.
It’s easily made by simmering the two together until the sugar completely dissolves and the mixture turns into a clear liquid sweetener. Traditionally equal parts of water and sugar are used for the basic recipe.
To make raspberry simple syrup we will add fresh or frozen raspberry to our water-sugar mixture. As the water and sugar cook break up the raspberries with the back of a spoon. If using frozen raspberries, thaw before adding to saucepan.
Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove from heat, allow to cool, and strain. The raspberry simple syrup can be made a few days in advance. I like to place my simple syrups in canning jars. Store in fridge for up to one week. This is a great way to use berries that are bruised and blemished fruit, free from mold.
If you love this simple syrup try these lovely simple syrups next time
HOW TO MAKE A RASPBERRY TEQUILA MARTINI
Add plenty of ice to your cocktail shaker. We want to serve our martini icy cold. You can also chill your glasses.
Add raspberry simple syrup, vermouth, and tequila Blanco. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, strain into glass.
Adjust for sweetness if you prefer by adding more raspberry simple syrup. My sister prefers her martini extra sweet, while I prefer my less sweet, with more tequila. Adjust to your preference.
Garnish with additional raspberries and serve, this is optional, but makes for a sweet presentation. I garnished my cocktail with a tiny coconut wood for in place of a cocktail pick.
- For Raspberry syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 ounces fresh raspberries or frozen raspberries thawed
- For Martini:
- 1/2 ounce raspberry simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce Dry Vermouth
- 2 ounces tequila blanco
- fresh raspberries for garnishing
For raspberry simple syrup:
Combine sugar, water, and raspberries in a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat and use a spoon to lightly crush the raspberries until all sugar is dissolved, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, allow to cool, and strain. Store in a canning jar in fridge for up to one week.
To make raspberry tequila martini:
To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add raspberry simple syrup, vermouth, and tequila blanco.
Shake vigorously for 10 seconds, strain into glass. Garnish with additional raspberries and serve.
makes 1 cup raspberry simple syrup
for martini: makes one cocktail
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