This raspberry cocktail is inspired by the Nobile Cocktail—a vodka cocktail made with Italian bitter liqueur (Aperol or Campari), fresh raspberries, some limoncello and orange juice. And while I steer clear of orange juice, this recipe does tread pretty closely to the classic drink. With the additional factor of being frozen. Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Ingredients for Raspberry Cocktail

  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Fresh Basil
  • Aperol (or Campari if you prefer drinks on the more bitter side)
  • Limoncello (Pallini is the best)
  • Vodka (tequila would also be great)
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Ice (you’ll need a specific amount of ice cubes for this drink!)
frozen pink-red drink in a tall collins glass on a white table

How to Make This Raspberry Cocktail

Step 1: Add all of the cocktail ingredients to a high-powered blender (either a full-size blender or an individual-serving blender will work). Blend until the mixture is smooth.

Note: if you don’t like seeds in your drinks, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve at this step, then pour the drink back into the blender.

Step 2: Add 10 ice cubes to the blender and blend on high until smooth and thick.

Step 3: Pour into a collins glass and garnish with a raspberry and lemon twist.

More Drinks to Try

If you like a fruity drink, try a Georgia Peach Cocktail, Blackberry Gin Basil Smash, or Apple Cider Margarita!

Raspberry Cocktail Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 1 cocktail
Category Drinks / Cocktails
Cuisine Amercican

Description

A vibrant and delicious raspberry cocktail recipe! Blended into a frozen drink, this one is perfect for summer!

Ingredients

  • 8 fresh raspberries
  • 2 basil leaves
  • ounces Aperol
  • ounces limoncello
  • ¾ ounce vodka
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 10 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add raspberries, basil, Aperol, limoncello, vodka, and lemon juice to a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
    (Note: if you don't like seeds in your drinks, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve at this step, then pour the drink back into the blender.)
  • Add ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth. Pour into a collins glass and garnish with a raspberry and lemon twist. Serve immediately.

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Notes

Any clear liqueur will work here. We like vodka, but tequila or gin will also work.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cocktailCalories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 24g
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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine, EatingWell.com, AmericasTestKitchen.com, and more.

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