Made with rum, fresh raspberries and raspberry preserves, these ruby-red Raspberry Daiquiris are a tasty tipple for weekends, parties and Mardi Gras.
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Raspberry Daiquiri cocktail
Forget margarita night. Why isn’t daiquiri night a thing?
Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy another spirit. Rum lends itself well to fruity flavors and daiquiris always fit the bill.
This Raspberry Daiquiri recipe is easy to make with ingredients you might already have on hand. The tangy flavors of lime meet the tart raspberries and sweet jam for a delicious daiquiri with the perfect balance of flavors.
It’s a beautiful beverage for girls’ night, parties, showers or whenever you are craving some raspberry goodness.
Why you’ll love this recipe
This Raspberry Daiquiri is a great way to enjoy a delicious and fruity twist on the classic daiquiri.
- With a few simple ingredients, you can easily shake up a batch of these tasty drinks.
- The combination of rum and raspberry preserves adds a unique flavor to these sweet cocktails.
- This is an ideal
drinkfor celebrations, parties, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras — or any time you want a delicious raspberry cocktail!
While this recipe is for a shaken cocktail, you are able to make it frozen if you prefer!
What is a Daiquiri?
The Daiquiri is a classic cocktail made with rum, citrus juice and sugar. The traditional daiquiri recipe is essentially a rum sour.
While famously attributed to the author Ernest Hemingway and 1930s Cuba, the classic rum cocktail likely dates back to Cuba prior to the Spanish-American War.
The Daiquiri rose to fame in the United States during World War II, when Caribbean rum was much easier to find than foreign whiskey.
You only need a handful of ingredients for this easy rum cocktail. Here’s what to grab at the grocery store and liquor store:
This cocktail calls for muddling fresh raspberries with citrus and raspberry jam. If you don’t have fresh raspberries on hand, you can simply use a little more of the jam, but it will make for a sweeter cocktail.
While fresh fruits always muddle the best, frozen raspberries will also work. I suggest letting them thaw for about 5-10 minutes or they won’t muddle together as nicely.
You can use any kind of raspberry preserves in this recipe. (My favorite jams ever are made by Bonne Maman.)
Raspberry simple syrup makes a great substitute that you can make with sugar, water and fresh raspberries.
If you don’t have either raspberry jam or syrup, you can use 3 tablespoons of honey, agave nectar, or simple syrup.
Limes and lime juice
Lime juice is crucial to the daiquiri. Citrus adds an important zing that provides balance to the sweet rum and tart raspberries.
I always recommend fresh lime juice if you have it on hand, but feel free to use a good quality lime concentrate instead in a pinch.
While traditional daiquiris are made with lime, you can also use lemon juice and lemon wedges instead using the same ratios.
Tip: Room temperature citrus is easier to juice than cold, refrigerated fruit. Set your citrus fruits out on the counter for a couple hours to warm up before juicing them.
Triple sec is a clear-colored orange liqueur that adds a slight hint of sweet orange flavor to the cocktail, plus a little extra booziness.
A pricier orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Marnier may be used in place of triple sec.
Light rum, also known as silver rum or white rum, has no color. It is light, crisp and great for mixing.
You can also use aged rum, which is medium-bodied and slightly stronger than light rum, as it has been aged in oak barrels.
This recipe calls for gold rum, but you can use any rum that you have on hand. You can even use spiced rum for more spiced flavor. Dark rums might change the color of the cocktail, so I’d stick to white or light-colored rums.
Check out my Rum 101 guide for my favorite rum brands.
Variations and substitutions
Spiced Raspberry Daiquiri: Spiced rum adds some extra depth of flavor to this
Top Shelf Raspberry Daiquiri: Use a high quality aged rum and a top shelf orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Marnier for an elevated
Virgin Raspberry Daiquiri: Use a rum-like zero-proof spirit such as Ritual rum alternative instead of regular rum to make a non-alcoholic daiquiri.
Best Daiquiri Glassware
If you make a frozen daiquiri, a hurricane glass — named for old-timey hurricane lanterns — is a classic choice.
Shaken Raspberry Daiquiri
Let’s talk about how to make these delicious raspberry daiquiris! Here’s how to make the shaken version:
Get out a cocktail shaker. Add fresh raspberries, lime wedges, and raspberry jam and muddle together until the juices release.
Add rum, lime juice, triple sec, and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
Using a sieve, double strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer over your glass of choice to remove the pulp and raspberry seeds.
Garnish with a skewer of fresh raspberries and serve immediately.
Got leftover raspberries? Use them to make a raspberry martini next!
Frozen Raspberry Daiquiri
Frozen daiquiris are the best on a super hot day. For a delicious frozen version of this daiquiri, you’ll need to get out your blender. (A powerful blender that can break up ice well is best for frozen drinks.)
Place the raspberries, raspberry jam, rum, lime juice and triple sec in a blender. Pulse for 30 seconds until combined and the raspberries are broken up.
Add 1 cup ice to the blender and give it another whirl until all the ice is blended up and no big chunks of ice remain.
Pour into daiquiri glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries and maybe a cocktail umbrella!
See my recipe for frozen strawberry daiquiris for more tips.
Tips for Success
You can jazz up this
For a more top-shelf flavor, Cointreau may be used in place of triple sec. A quality rum helps too.
The spiced rum adds some extra depth of flavor to this
What to serve with daiquiris
More daiquiri recipes
- Frozen Lemon Daiquiri
- Blood Orange Daiquiri
- Frozen Mango Daiquiri
- Frozen Peach Daiquiri (Shaken Version)
- ½ cup fresh raspberries plus more for garnish
- 3 tablespoons raspberry jam
- 4 lime wedges
- 4 ounces aged rum or white rum
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 cup ice
- To a cocktail shaker, add fresh raspberries, lime wedges, and raspberry jam and muddle together until the juices release.
- Add rum, lime juice, triple sec, and ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Using a sieve, strain the mixture over your glass of choice to remove pulp and seeds.
- Garnish and serve immediately.
Tips & TricksElevate the presentation of this drink by garnishing with a few raspberries on a . You can also use a lime wedge or lime slice.
SubstitutionsIf you don’t have raspberry jam, you can use 3 tablespoons of raspberry syrup, honey, agave nectar, or simple syrup. Traditional daiquiris are made with lime, however you can also use lemon juice and lemon wedges instead using the same ratios.
VariationsSpiced Raspberry Daiquiri: Spiced rum adds some extra depth of flavor to this drink, Top Shelf Raspberry Daiquiri: Use a high quality aged rum and a top shelf orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Marnier for an elevated drink. Virgin Raspberry Daiquiri: Use a rum-like zero-proof spirit such as instead of regular rum to make a non-alcoholic daiquiri.
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