5 Raspberry Drinks to Make at Home

diyvsbuy-raspberryliqueur.jpg
Marcia Simmons

We have raspberries on the brain this week, and we're not just drinking them in beer. After citrus, these berries are perhaps the most perfect fruit for cocktails: they're tart and sweet, and tend to lend full flavor to whatever drink they're muddled in. Here are five options we highly recommend.

My Sharona

20120621-my-sharona-cocktail-primary.jpg
Robyn Lee

We like it when summer drinks are easier than pie: this delightfully fresh beverage comes together in a flash. Muddle some raspberries and shake 'em up with rum, lemon, and a little agave syrup, then top it off with spicy ginger beer. Drink and repeat.

Get the Recipe »

DIY Raspberry Liqueur

diyvsbuy-raspberryliqueur.jpg
Marcia Simmons

Summer may seem endless now, but you'll be pining for fresh raspberry flavor once we hit cooler weather. Preserve it (and stock up your liquor cabinet) with this homemade raspberry liqueur, which is great mixed with sparkling wine or in any cocktail that calls for Chambord or creme de cassis.

Get the Recipe »

Raspberry and Rum Iced Tea

201204-209004-seasonalcocktail-raspberry-and-rum-iced-tea.jpg
Kelly Carámbula

This spiked iced tea is ideal for daytime outdoor parties, mixed with dark and light rum and brightened with lemon. You can make the quick raspberry simple syrup in advance so you're ready to pour this up as soon as your guests arrive.

Get the Recipe »

Raspberry Cobbler Cocktail

20110913_cobbler.JPG
Heather Arndt Anderson

You'll need crushed ice for this sprightly brunch drink, made with fresh raspberries and crisp fino or Manzanilla sherry. Serve alongside waffles for a complete breakfast.

Get the Recipe »

Raspberry, Ginger, and Coconut Shake

20130725-260650-raspberry-ginger-coconut-shake.jpg
Autumn Giles

Coconut milk ice cream makes a tropical base for this ginger-spiced milkshake, blended with a cup of ripe raspberries for a glorious rosy color.

Get the Recipe »

So many drinks, so little time. Keep in the loop with our weekly newsletter.