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Pucker up for a sour that’s new on the block, (probably!). If you want to shake things up a bit around the kitchen island or patio party, this sultry sour raspberry cocktail is just what the doctor ordered! Raspberry flavored drinks are perfect for providing a sweet and sour punch that really leaves an impression. Not sure if it’s the right fit for your flock? If your group can get down with a sangria, or lemon and limeade juice-based cocktails, this drink will be a great fit! Save this recipe for your summer plans this year, as this drink goes especially well with fresh fruit skewers, and flame grilled meats!

Sour Raspberry Cocktail Recipe

In the interest of keeping things simple, we’ve got an easy to follow recipe packed with all of the ingredients you need to make one of these for yourself and your friends. Summer isn’t the same without lemonade, and this cocktail gets its sour punch and sweetness from some raspberry lemonade, lime juice and a clean, fresh lemon vodka! Citrus is summer’s best friend, and this cocktail brings the classic lemonade on a warm day feeling front and center, adds a splash of fresh raspberry and spins it around with crisp lemon vodka for something that tastes unmistakably like lawn chairs, backyard games and BBQ’ing.

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Whether you’re treating yourself after some yard work, or throwing a super luxe BBQ party on the patio, you’ve got to give this cocktail a spin! Plus, you can easily fill up a pitcher with this tangy, sour and sweet goodness. Simply multiply the recipe to fit your container, add large ice cubes, and a little more mint and whole raspberry garnish to really impress your guests.

Related: Serving up sours? You’re going to want to check out some of the best cocktail glasses!

Sour raspberry cocktail recipe to make during warm summer days

What’s the Best Lemon Vodka?

If you’re asking me, the best way to experience the taste of a new spirit is to try it in a bright and friendly cocktail like this one. I wouldn’t be all that surprised if you haven’t had the chance to try an infused or flavored vodka, but lemon vodka is easily one of the best infused alcohols out there! Besides the fact that it’s ideal for making spiked lemonade and sour cocktails, it gives you a whole new way to enjoy vodka in your glass! Crisp and clean are the name of the game, and these are some of the best brands of lemon vodka:

  1. Best for a Clean Citrus Taste: Ketel One Citroen
  2. Best for Spiked Lemonade Drinks: Deep Eddy Lemon *(Our choice for this cocktail)
  3. Smoothest Citrus Vodka: Absolut Citron
  4. Best Vodka for a Lemon Drop Martini: Grey Goose Le Citron (zesty and fresh)
  5. Best Lemon and Lime Infused Vodka: Veil Citron

Now that you’ve got a label in mind, let’s dive head first into this citrus circus of delightfully fresh and zesty flavored cocktail recipe to make for one of your next favorite summer mixers!

Sour Raspberry Cocktail

Sour Raspberry Cocktail

Trying to beat the heat with something sweet? Try this splendid sour raspberry cocktail at your next summer get together!

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh raspberries
  • 2 oz lemon vodka
  • ¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2oz Raspberry Lemonade
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • Raspberries for garnish

Instructions

    1. Place the raspberries in the shaker and add a splash of simple syrup.
    2. Use a muddler to mash the raspberries up.
    3. Add ice to the shaker.
    4. Next add the Lemon vodka, lime juice and simple syrup.
    5. Shake vigorously.
    6. Pour into the cocktail glass.
    7. Garnish with raspberries and mint

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh raspberries
  • 2 oz lemon vodka
  • ¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2oz Raspberry Lemonade
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • Raspberries for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Place the raspberries in the shaker and add a splash of simple syrup.
  2. Use a muddler to mash the raspberries up.
  3. Add ice to the shaker.
  4. Next add the Lemon vodka, lime juice and simple syrup.
  5. Shake vigorously.
  6. Pour into the cocktail glass.
  7. Garnish with raspberries and mint

Finished Sour Raspberry Cocktail

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