The Raspberry Tequila Sour is a sweet twist on the classic tequila sour with a delicious tart flavor and a delightful foam top! With the pretty pink color and the perfect coupe, this cocktail is Valentine's Day perfection.
Raspberry Tequila Sour
I love a tequila sour with it's simple flavors but add raspberry puree and this drink is transformed into something even more delicious. This stunner of a cocktail naturally layers itself with a pink drink with a white foam topping that looks so pretty served in gold stemmed cocktail coups.
A fun and delicious choice to serve on Valentine's Day for for a galentine's night celebration.
What is a Tequila Sour?
A tequila sour is essentially tequila, citrus juice and egg white with a dash of bitters. This version adds a fruity sweetness and is a cross between a classic sour cocktail and a raspberry margarita. If you are a tequila lover, this drink is a must try!
Raspberry Tequila Sour Ingredients
My favorite cocktails are always the most simple and the tequila sour fits the bill.
- Reposado Tequila - a more flavorful tequila as apposed to a blanco.
- Raspberry Puree - I like to use Real brand raspberry syrup.
- Lemon Juice - fresh squeezed is a must.
- Egg white - yes, raw egg white. Shaken with the lemon juice and tequila, it creates the luscious foamy top.
- Bitters - I like to use orange bitters in this recipe but you can also add Angostura Bitters.
Egg White in Cocktails?!
Raw egg white in cocktails is very common and adds a delicious creamy texture and a foamy, almost meringue like, topping to drinks. A whiskey sour is one of my favorite versions of this!
Similar to making a meringue for a pie, shaking egg white with lemon juice and sugar of some kind creates this loose foam topping. If you do not feel comfortable consuming egg white, you can leave it out but the texture of the drink will be a bit different.
How to Make a Tequila Sour
- Dry Shake - add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker without the ice and "dry shake" to combine the lemon juice and egg white and foam it up.
- Chill - shake a second time with ice to chill the cocktail.
- Pour - pour into cocktail coup and watch the magic happen as the foam naturally separates to the top of the cocktail.
- Garnish - garnish and enjoy! Classic garnish would be a maraschino cherry but I am recommending raspberries for this version.
Valentine's Day Cocktail Recipes
While I love this raspberry tequila sour for Valentine's Day, here are a few other Valentine's Day drink options you might enjoy as well!
The Hawaiian Sunset is a favorite if you enjoy vodka based drinks and Pop Rock rimmed margs are always fun.
Creating these pretty little heart details in the foam is actually really simple but looks impressive. You'll need Angostura bitters for this as orange bitters is clear in color. Simply drop three dots of bitters into the foam and use a cocktail pick or toothpick to drag through the center of each dot creating a heart like shape.
Valentine's Day Party Decor
Here's are some of my favorite barware and Valentine's Day decor pieces to add to your celebration.
- Gold stemmed coupe glasses
- Heart shaped coupe glasses
- Gold Cocktail Picks
- Gold Jigger
- Checkered Heart Serving Tray
- Paper Fan Set
- 2 oz reposado tequila
- 1 oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- ¾ oz raspberry puree
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 egg white
- raspberries, for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker without ice, add tequila, lemon juice, raspberry puree, and bitters. Shake for 30 seconds.
- Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake again for another 15 seconds or until well chilled.
- Strain cocktail into coupe. The foam will rise to the top and separate naturally.
- Garnish with two raspberries on a cocktail pick.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g