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Easy Raspberry Martini

Raspberry Martini is prepared with vodka, Chambord, crushed raspberries, and fresh lemon juice. It’s smooth, tart, and sweet all at the same time.

Valentine’s Day is coming up quick, and we decided to give one of our older cocktail recipes a facelift. Our Chambord Citrus Tonic was originally written with Valentine’s Day in mind, but we decided to switch it up to a raspberry martini with Chambord instead.

We have tons of Fall holiday cocktails like our White Christmas Margarita, Apple Cider Mimosas, and Pecan Pie Martini to name a few. However, our only other Valentine’s type drinks are this Double Chocolate Martini and this Champagne Grenadine Spritzer.

We definitely wanted to keep this cocktail Valentine’s Day themed. This raspberry martini is full of fruity flavors.

It has a vodka base with the sweet flavor of fresh raspberries and Chambord liqueur with a touch of tartness from freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Raspberry Martini with Chambord and fresh raspberries.

How to a Raspberry Martini:

This drink literally takes about 5 minutes to make, assuming the simple syrup is already prepared. You’ll need a drink shaker, double jigger, mesh strainer or something similar, martini glass, a muddler, and maybe a lemon juicer (or just use your hand).

If you don’t have some simple syrup made, go ahead and make it now. The simple syrup should be cool or cold to keep the martini from being hot when you drink it.

I also like to place the martini glass in freezer to chill while the drink is prepared. Place fresh raspberries and lemon juice into a drink shaker, and muddle until the raspberries turn to a pulp.

Collage of four photos showing how to make a Raspberry Martini.

Next, add the ice, vodka, simple syrup, and Chambord. Place the lid on the shaker and give it a good shake. Strain the raspberry martini into a chilled martini glass.

I’ll usually pour mine through a mesh sieve to get all the raspberry seeds and lemon pulp out. However, some people have mentioned that they prefer adding extra lemon pulp to their martini after it’s strained.

The important thing is to enjoy your drink (with or without the pulp!). Garnish with fresh raspberries or a lemon twist. Enjoy chilled!

This recipe makes enough for 1 standard martini glass or 2 small drinks. It can easily be halved, doubled, tripled, or quadrupled.

Collage of three photos showing the end of making a raspberry martini.
Can you make a raspberry martini with gin?

Absolutely! Swap out the vodka with a good quality gin, and the martini will be amazing! Here’s a raspberry martini recipe that uses gin and dry vermouth in place of the vodka.

Do you have to make a raspberry martini with Chambord?

No, the Chambord is an ingredient we decided to use for this recipe, because we love the flavor. Not to mention, it paired well with the other ingredients.

Some other options are raspberry syrup, raspberry simple syrup, or leave out extra raspberry flavor all together. Here’s a recipe for Raspberry Martini with Simple Syrup and Lime that doesn’t have any added raspberry liqueur or raspberry syrup flavors.

Can you use bottled simple syrup and bottled lemon juice?

Yes, but we recommend that you don’t. It really changes the flavor and quality of the drink. In this case fresh is best.

What type of vodka should you use for a martini?

We prefer a mid to top shelf vodka for the best flavor and quality. For this recipe, we used a plain, mid-shelf vodka. However, raspberry or citrus flavored vodka would’ve worked well.

Raspberry martini with Chambord in a martini glass.
Raspberry Martini with fresh raspberries and lemon.

Easy Raspberry Martini

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raspberries fresh
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ice
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces chambord
  • 1 ounce simple syrup

Instructions

  • Place raspberries and lemon juice in a drink shaker. Use a muddler to crush the raspberries.
    ½ cup raspberries
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Add ice, vodka, Chambord, and simple syrup. Shake to combine, and strain into a chilled martini glass.
    ice
    3 ounces vodka
    2 ounces chambord
    1 ounce simple syrup
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries or a lemon twist. Serve immediately.

Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 standard martini (as shown in photos). Actual calories will vary.
*The recipe makes enough for 1 standard martini or 2 small drinks.
*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Drink | Calories: 485kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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