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Raspberry Martini

This sweet raspberry martini is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s, or whenever you’re craving a bright and fruity drink to sip on. The fresh raspberries and lemon juice are a winning combination on their own, but when you add cranberry juice and chilled vodka to the mix – get ready to have an unforgettable night.

With just a handful of ingredients and about 5 minutes of your time, your vodka martini will be ready in no time!

a raspberry martini on a white marble counter top garnished with a toothpick stacked with raspberries

Why You’ll Love This Crisp Raspberry Martini

There’s nothing like a crisp chilled martini, especially when it’s flavored with perfectly sweet and tart raspberries! This simple raspberry martini recipe only calls for five ingredients but it packs tons of flavor. 

The fresh lemon juice and a bit of agave for extra sweetness make every sip of this cocktail truly vibrant. If you’re looking for even more berry flavor, you can quickly whip up your own raspberry simple syrup

It also doesn’t hurt that this drink is red – It’s perfect for Valentine’s (or Galentine’s!) Day, date night, or whenever you’re feeling fabulous and need a little something cute to sip on. If you’re making up a few drinks at a time, make sure you double (or triple, quadruple, etc) this recipe – it’s written for one!

If you’ve tried our raspberry vodka champagne cocktail or raspberry margarita, you already know how good this flavored martini is going to be! And don’t forget to check out some more martini recipes below.

Ingredients 

alcohol, agave, cocktail shaker, cranberry juice, lemon, and raspberries on a marble counter top

This recipe only calls for five simple ingredients – but make sure you go for freshness and quality!

  • Fresh raspberries
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Agave
  • Cranberry juice
  • Vodka (or gin) 

Substitutions + Variations

  • Use a different kind of berry if want! Blueberries and lemon are a match made in heaven!
  • No agave? Just use simple syrup or grenadine. You can even make your own simple syrup with extra raspberries for additional flavor. 
  • If you’re swapping out the raspberries for a different berry, you can use another juice that’d pair better. If you simply don’t have the cranberry juice, you can omit it, or muddle more raspberries with your lemon juice to add more raspberry flavor.
  • Use raspberry-flavored alcohol if you don’t have the juice (I wouldn’t recommend a flavored alcohol in addition the juice though).

How To Make a Raspberry Martini with Vodka

adding raspberries and raspberry juice to the cocktail shaker

Step 1: Muddle Raspberry and Lemon

Add your fresh raspberries and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle them together until the raspberries are smashed and have released their juices to combine with with the lemon. 

adding lemon juice and vodka to a cocktail shaker

Step 2: Add Remaining Ingredients

Add agave, cranberry juice, and vodka (or gin) to the cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds, or until the outside of the container is very chilled. 

muddling and adding ice to a cocktail shaker

Step 3: Strain

Strain your martini through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled martini glass. 

shaking and straining the martini

Step 4: Garnish

Add fresh raspberries and a lemon slice (optional) for garnish. 

a martini made with raspberries and vodka in a glass and garnished with more raspberries on a toothpick

Martini Recipe Tips

  • Use a good muddler so you know you’re getting the most out of your ingredients. You want to get all of those good raspberry juices infused into your drink. 
  • Fresh ingredients are the best ingredients! You’ll want to make sure your raspberries are perfectly ripe. If you wouldn’t love eating it, you won’t love drinking it. 
  • Use good alcohol. Since martinis are so heavy on vodka (or gin), you want to make sure it’s a nice sipping quality. 

Serving Suggestions

a red martini held by elizabeth with five raspberries garnishing skewered by a decorative toothpick as garnish

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Raspberry Martini

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 martini 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This sweet raspberry martini is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s, or whenever you’re craving a bright and fruity drink to sip on. The fresh raspberries and lemon juice are a winning combination on their own, but when you add cranberry juice and chilled vodka to the mix – get ready to have an unforgettable night.


Ingredients

Scale

5 fresh raspberries

½ lemon juiced

½ oz agave, simple syrup or grenadine

1 oz cranberry juice

2 oz gin or vodka


Instructions

  1. Add raspberries and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle together until the raspberries are smashed and have released their juices. 
  2. Add agave, cranberry juice and gin to the cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds or until the outside of the container is very chilled.
  3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled martini glass. 
  4. Garnish with fresh raspberries and a lemon slice.

Notes

Simple Syrup: You can make your own raspberry simple syrup for more berry flavor! Just heat a pot with sugar, water, and raspberries – stirring until done. Strain and allow it to cool before adding it to your martini. 

Garnish: Skewer fresh raspberries on a toothpick for garnish. Also add lemon slices, if desired. 

Keywords: simple raspberry martini recipe, raspberry martini with vodka

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