I just drool looking at this pretty pomegranate margarita! It’s got fresh, clean pucker factor!
Margaritas are the bomb. There is something about the combination of tequila with sweet and sour that is just so darn good, in my opinion.
Add to that winning combination any kind of natural flavor like a fruit juice, for example, and you have a party going on. You only have to invite your peeps to join you.
I like both a plain margarita and a well made fruit one.
Sometimes in the same evening!
Given my druthers, I would order a plain margarita first, usually with top shelf tequila and orange liqueur, such as Cointreau or Gran Marnier. Mmmmm. But sometimes I get a hankering for a fruity margarita, too. What’s not to love?
The great thing about this pomegranate margarita, other than its being so delicious, is that pomegranate juice is chockful of antioxidants! So, did you know that you are doing your body a favor by consuming this margarita?
Well, you are!
Let’s just jump into the recipe, shall we?
The ingredients for the Pretty pomegranate margarita and the mixing
For this delicious pomegranate margarita, we have – front and center – pomegranate juice.
I choose to put Patrón Silver behind the pom juice because I’m trying to keep the tequila humble.
Next we have lime, Cointreau and simple syrup.
Let’s get started.
I fill my cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
I measure out 2 ounces of tequila. I love you Patron Silver!
There, I said it. What’s your favorite tequila?
I pour the tequila into the cocktail shaker.
Next up is the Cointreau. I pour out 1 ounce of it.
Time to pour it into the shaker.
Now for the lime juice. I squeeze the lime and measure out 1 ounce of the juice. I also slice a lime wheel while I’m at it. I cut a small slit in the lime wheel and place it aside for the garnish.
Into the shaker the lime juice goes.
I measure out 3 ounces of the antioxidant-filled pomegranate juice.
I add it to the shaker to join the rest of the ingredients.
Now, since pomegranate is already a sweet juice, I don’t use a lot of simple syrup. There’s no need.
I measure out 1/2 ounce. Into the shaker it goes!
If you’re going to make this lovely delicious drink, I always suggest you mix it like this first, then taste it. If at that point you want it to be sweeter, you can add a little more simple syrup.
Time to cap the shaker and shake it ten times.
I grab my highball glass and pour the contents of the shaker into the glass. I also place the lime wheel on the side and marvel at how pretty it is.
Let’s look at this delicious pomegranate margarita from a vertical view.
This most photogenic of cocktails looks delicious from every angle.
See? I told you.
And the flavor is just as vibrant as the colors.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Make it and you will enjoy drinking it.
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Yields 1 Drink
This tasty cocktail is full of antioxidants. Doesn't it make you feel healthy drinking it?
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 ounces tequila, I used Patrón Silver
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3 ounces pomegranate juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Lime wheel
- Highball glass or margarita glass
- Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
- Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, pomegranate juice and simple syrup
- Cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Add contents of shaker into glass
- Place lime wheel on the side of the glass
- Lift drink