Raspberry Martini Recipes for Sweet Sophistication

Raspberry Martini on a wooden background

From red to purple and even to gold, raspberries have been laying the foundation for a bevy of delicious raspberry martini recipes for decades. With their adorable beaded drupelets and perfectly finger-shaped indentations, raspberries can be enjoyed at all ages, and if you've been snacking on these since you were a kid, you'll want to take a look at these martinis which showcase this fruit's naturally intense flavors.

Raspberry Martini

A surefire raspberry martini deviates from the classic formula a bit in order to balance the fruit's sweetness and give it a beautiful light red color, as this recipe describes.

Red cocktail with raspberry

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce raspberry simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Raspberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the raspberry simple syrup, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a fresh raspberry.

Razzmatazz Martini

The razzmatazz martini is about as raspberry flavored as you can make a drink with its raspberry flavored simple syrup, raspberry juice, and raspberry flavored vodka combination.

Summer Martini with raspberry and blackberry

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce raspberry simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce raspberry juice
  • 2 ounces raspberry vodka
  • Ice
  • Raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the raspberry simple syrup, lemon juice, raspberry juice, and raspberry vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a cocktail pick of raspberries.

Chocolate Raspberry Martini

This decadent cocktail takes a nice departure from your regular chocolate martini by adding a blanket of raspberry notes with its raspberry syrup and raspberry vodka.

Chocolate raspberry martini

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce raspberry syrup for garnish
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • 2 ounces raspberry vodka
  • Ice
  • Raspberry for garnish
  • Crushed hazelnut for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour the raspberry syrup into the bottom of a martini glass and set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the crème de cacao and raspberry vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into the prepared martini glass.
  5. Garnish with a sprinkling of crushed hazelnut and a raspberry.

Raspberry Puree Martini

It's time to break out your blender if you're thinking about making this cocktail, which creates a sort of raspberry puree that'll put all other frozen cocktails to shame.

Raspberry Pure martini

Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh raspberries, two or three set aside for garnish
  • ½ ounce raspberry simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • 2 ounces raspberry vodka
  • ½ cup crushed ice

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add the raspberries, raspberry simple syrup, lemon juice, cranberry juice, and vodka.
  2. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with a cocktail pick filled with raspberries.

Sunkissed Martini

Delightfully tart with its citrus and raspberry flavors, this sunkissed martini will taste like a ray of sunshine resting on your face and neck.

Tropical Martini cocktail in sugar coated glass

Ingredients

  • 1 lemon wedge for garnish
  • Sugar for garnish
  • ½ ounce raspberry simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce Aperol
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • Raspberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Run a lemon wedge around the rim of a coupe glass and dip it into a plate filled with sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the raspberry simple syrup, lemon juice, Aperol, and vodka.
  3. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass.
  5. Garnish with a raspberry.

Devil's Advocate Martini

You'll absolutely want to play devil's advocate when you get a bite of this spicy martini. With chili peppers and chili flavored vodka, you'll want to make sure you have a chaser close by to help put out the flames this drink'll make.

Red hot pepper and raspberries martini

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the chili pepper, raspberries, raspberry juice, and vodka.
  2. Add ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into a martini glass or something similar.
  4. Garnish with two sliced chilis placed on the rim.

Raspberry Orange Martini

Raspberries and orange go together like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - deliciously. This recipe harkens back to the classical martini recipe with its two-ingredient construction: orange liqueur and raspberry vodka.

Raspberry Orange Martini Cocktail

Ingredients

  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • 2½ ounces raspberry vodka
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish
  • Raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a martini glass, combine the orange liqueur and raspberry vodka and stir.
  2. Garnish with an orange slice and a few raspberries.

Ways to Garnish a Raspberry Martini

Many of these raspberry martinis already have a glowing pinkish-red hue, so it won't take too much to make them decoratively impressive. If you need a little inspiration for how to approach garnishing a martini like these, take a look at some useful suggestions:

  • Adding a few fresh raspberries on top of your drink, or skewering one or two on the glass's rim is an easy, thematic way to polish your martini off.
  • Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons have rinds which make for great twists to drop in a drink or hang off the side of one.
  • Turn any one of these martinis into a dessert drink by adding a swirl of syrup inside the glass before pouring in your mixture.
  • A few chocolate shavings or crushed nuts sprinkled on top will also turn up a drink's sweetness.

Give 'em the Old Razzle Dazzle

Redefine what giving someone the "old razzle dazzle" means by whipping up one of these raspberry martinis for your next dinner party, celebration, or date night at home. Your guests won't be forgetting these light and fruity cocktails anytime soon.

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