Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail – Fruity & Refreshing for Summer!

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If vodka is your liquor of choice, you are going to love this Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail. Made with fresh raspberries and lime juice, this vodka cocktail is not only full of fruity flavor but is super refreshing too – a perfect drink on a hot summer day. Make a glass for one or two, or turn it into a big batch cocktail to serve at parties – it’s sure to be a winner!

Glass of raspberry lime vodka cocktail

Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail

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Back in my younger days (read: when I used to go out clubbing!) my drink of choice was vodka, lime, and soda. The Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail that I’m sharing with you today, is an extension of my favourite alcoholic drink – thanks to the addition of a raspberry simple syrup.

You can use still or sparkling water (or club soda, seltzer, or even tonic water) to make this beverage – just think of it like you’re making a glass of grown-up fruit squash!

And for anyone wondering what squash is (as I’m not sure if it is a term used outside the UK!) Wiki, as ever, has the best answer:

Squash (also known as cordial in British English), is a non-alcoholic concentrated syrup used in beverage making. It is usually fruit-flavored, made from fruit juice, water, and sugar or a sugar substitute. Modern squashes may also contain food colouring and additional flavouring.

Ingredients Used in this cocktail

The ingredients in this cocktail are of course raspberries, limes, and vodka. If you want to amp up the fruit flavour, you could use raspberry vodka or lime vodka instead of the standard stuff.

But we also need to make a simple syrup with raspberries, which means white sugar and water for that. Oh, and some more water to mix the cocktail together… and ice… mustn’t forget the ice!

Raspberry Simple Syrup Ingredients

How to make a Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail

The base of this cocktail is a flavoured syrup – which starts life as a simple sugar syrup. The clue is in the name because it is really simple to make!

You place equal measures of sugar and water in a pan and stir over medium heat.

By the time it starts to simmer, the sugar is dissolved, and that’s it!

You can then add flavourings like herbs, spices, edible flowers, and fruit.

The simple syrup in this cocktail recipe is flavoured with raspberries.

Simply place the raspberries in a pan with sugar and water and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer for 10 minutes, then mash everything through a sieve. Leave the syrup to cool, and your syrup is ready to use.

You can then use the raspberry syrup in your cocktail making, and save any excess to use another time.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Raspberries in pan with sugar and water
Raspberries, sugar, and syrup in pan.
Raspberries in pan with sugar and water
Boiled raspberry simple syrup
Pressing Raspberries through a sieve
Pushing raspberries through a sieve

Mixing Vodka Cocktails

There are several ways you can mix party cocktails – you can shake them, stir them, or blend them…. for this Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail, we’re going to get our Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail groove on, and shake this drink up in a cocktail shaker.

To mix this cocktail, add the raspberry simple syrup, lime juice, vodka, and lots of ice to a cocktail shaker, and then you just shake, shake, shake until combined!

Don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar, water bottle, or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

Pour your cocktail into a glass, filled with ice.

I love using mason jars – but if it holds a drink, use whatever glass you like! Garnish with a slice of lime and a few raspberries, and enjoy!

Raspberry lime vodka cocktail in cocktail shaker with ice. Surrounded by limes, vodka bottle, and bowl of raspberries
Cocktail ingredients in shaker.
Pouring Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail into Glass
Pouring Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail into Glass
Mixed Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail in glass
Mixed Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail in glass

Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail Variations

If you are a regular reader, you will know that I love to give options in my recipes when I can!

Raspberry Lime Mocktail

So that non-drinkers and kids can enjoy the flavours of this beverage, you can simply leave out the vodka, and they’ll be able to drink a refreshing Raspberry Lime Mocktail.

If you don’t want to fuss with making a syrup, you could buy a bottle of raspberry syrup to use instead

Raspberry Limeade Mocktail

Instead of adding water to mix the mocktail, use a lemon-lime soda such as Sprite or 7-Up. Stir, don’t shake your mocktail!

Raspberry Limeade Vodka Cocktail

Raspberry Limeade Vodka Cocktail

Again, add lemon-lime soda to the cocktail instead of water. Remember: DO NOT SHAKE the cocktail! You’ll have a sticky mess everywhere!

Frozen Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail

Want to turn this beverage into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!

Raspberry Lime Mocktail Slushie

As above, leave out the vodka, add a ton of crushed ice, and blitz in a blender till you get a slushie.

Raspberry Lime Vodka Party Punch

If you want to make this vodka cocktail for a crowd, you can make a large batch of it with no problem!

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to. Serve in drinks dispensers, or pitchers, or go really retro and serve it from a punch bowl!

Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice and add lime slices and fresh raspberries too.

To make a batch of vodka party punch, mix together:

  • 1 part vodka
  • ¾ part lime juice
  • 2 parts raspberry simple syrup
  • still or sparkling water, club soda, seltzer, or tonic water to top up
  • lime slices and raspberries to garnish (optional)

Drinks Containers

Glass of raspberry lime vodka cocktail

More Cocktails To Make

Once you’ve made this fruity vodka cocktail you’ll be wanting more cocktail recipes – here are some more for you to check out:

Cocktail Appetizers

Throwing a gathering a need some food to go with this vodka cocktail? Try these:

Vodka Raspberry Cocktail

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make a Raspberry-Lime Vodka Cocktail?

All the ingredients and instructions are on the printable recipe card below. (Images do not print to save ink.)

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Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail

Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A super refreshing, fruity beverage - make this Raspberry Lime Vodka Cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day!


For the Raspberry Simple Syrup

  • ¾ Cup. Raspberries
  • 1 Cup. Water
  • ¾ Cup. White Sugar

For the Cocktail

  • 1 ½ oz. Vodka
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh lime juice
  • ⅓ Cup. Raspberry simple syrup
  • ¾ Cup. Water
  • Lime slices and raspberries to garnish (optional)


  1. Make the raspberry simple ¾syrup by placing the water, sugar, and raspberries in a small pot over medium heat. When it comes to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer for 10 mins. Strain through a sieve over a bowl, pushing through to extract all the flavor. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. To make the cocktail, place water, raspberry simple syrup, lime juice, and vodka in a shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously to combine.
  4. Strain over a large glass filled ice.
  5. Garnish with lime slices and raspberries (optional).
  6. You can use sparkling water, club soda, seltzer, or even tonic water in place of still water - just remember to stir NOT shake!



To make a big batch use:

  • 1 part vodka
  • ¾ part lime juice
  • 2 parts raspberry simple syrup
  • still or sparkling water, club soda, or seltzer to top up

As long as you use the same size measure for 1 part, the ratios will be correct.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 47gProtein: 0g

This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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