Mixing drinks at home is a fun activity for get-togethers and dinner parties. You need not be an expert bartender to craft beautiful drinks, and the results will often surprise you! The best part? You don’t even need alcohol to have fun. Make a batch of virgin raspberry cocktails with berries and have a blast. Of course, you can always booze these up for grown-up versions of the bright, red drink.
Cocktails are fun, and they’re easier to make than you think. You can make a batch of alcoholic or virgin cocktails in minutes and another round as soon as your guests finish with theirs — you know everyone will want to repeat.
Making cocktails at home is also a neat way of spending less. And although mixing drinks is less expensive than buying them, they’re often better than store-bought — and prettier, too!
If you need a virgin cocktail recipe for outdoor entertainment, a grilling party, an evening on the porch or by the pool, this raspberry cocktail recipe won’t disappoint. You’ll find this recipe useful whether you’re a cocktail enthusiast or have no idea of what you’re doing — we’ve got your back. Let’s fix ourselves a drink!
To make virgin raspberry cocktails with berries and not artificial syrups or flavorings, you’ll need fresh raspberries. And we won’t lie; you can also use frozen berries, but the results may vary. This recipe calls for a cup of fresh raspberries, but use strawberries, blackberries, blueberries or any berry you want — they all make fantastic cocktails.
We’ll also need grenadine for extra color, although you can substitute it for simple syrup or a few tablespoons of sugar; it’s no big deal. The final ingredient is a splash of lime juice, although lemon juice will work fine. The secret behind the best fruity cocktails is finding a balance between sweetness and citrusy tartness.
Have a few mint leaves in hand as a garnish, and make sure you slap them before decorating your drinks for extra aromatics!
Combine the raspberries, grenadine, lime juice and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into two serving glasses filled with fresh ice and garnish with mint leaves.