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Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

This Pomegranate Margarita has a wonderful sweet/tart flavor and a gorgeous deep red color.

Pomegranate Margarita in a glass with fresh lime slice.

Fall Cocktail

This  Pomegranate Margarita recipe is the perfect way to enjoy your margaritas once the fall weather sets it. It has a beautiful ruby color and delicious sweet and tart taste.

The dense humidity that’s been hanging around all week seems to have finally disappeared, leaving us with a brilliant weekend of sunny but not too hot weather to enjoy. I’m looking forward to some time on my back porch and so is my poor dog. She loves to go lay in the sun, but with her jet black fur, she’s panting after just a minute or two when it’s hot. Our porch is actually covered and 80 % of it is in the shade at any time of the day, but the old gal will go lay right at the edge in the direct sun. It’s not long before she’s scratching at the door to get back inside.

Two Pomegranate Margaritas in margarita glasses.

We don’t often eat on our porch, but we do frequently sit outside with a drink. Coffee in the mornings, cocktails in the evenings.

Sorry fellow southerners. I never really got into the sipping sweet tea on the porch thing.

Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate Margaritas are a delightful fall twist on a traditional margarita and they are simple to make. I’ve started to see pomegranates popping up in the local markets. You don’t actually need a fresh pomegranate for this drink as it uses pomegranate juice. But it is fun to garnish the drink with those beautiful ruby seeds.

Note:I use the POM Wonderful juice that’s usually sold in the refrigerated section of the grocery near the produce.

Maragrita surrounded by lime slices and pomegranate arils.

Which Type Of Tequila Is Best For Margaritas?

Blanco Tequila is usually recommended for margaritas. Tequila Blanco is only aged for up to 2 months and has a strong flavor. Resposado Tequila is another good choice.

Garnish With Pomegranate Arils

I like to sprinkle a few pomegranate arils on top of the drink. They are the tiny, crisp seeds of the pomegranate fruit and they add a burst of flavor. You can buy them in a container in the refrigerated section of the grocery store or you can remove them from a fresh pomegranate.

Cheers to the weekend and I hope y’all enjoy this Pomegranate Margarita Recipe!

Two Pomegranate Margaritas in glasses.

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Pomegranate Margaritas

This pomegranate flavored margarita is the perfect cocktail for fall evenings spent on the porch.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur, I use Cointreau
  • lime slices and pomegranate arils for garnish


  • Stir sugar and hot water until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Pour desired amount of mixture into a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Run a lime slice around the rim of two margarita glasses. Pour some kosher salt onto a small plate. Dip the rims in the salt.
  • Pour margarita mixture into the two glasses. Garnish with lime slices and pomegranate arils.


Triple Sec can be used instead of Cointreau.
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tequila

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Originally posted September 6, 2013.

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15 thoughts on “Pomegranate Margarita Recipe”

  1. ATasteOfMadness

    Oh my goodness! I have actually never tried pomegranate juice, but you had to spice it up by making it a margarita! I think I’m in love with this drink, it looks great

  2. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    I love pomegranate! Such a great idea to make into a margarita. I’m thirsty just looking at it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Great post Christin.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thank you Anne! I love pomegranate’s too. They have such a wonderful bold flavor.

  3. You’ve got my favorite cocktail right here! It’s 95 degrees at the soccer field and I could really use one about now!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Wow! 95 degrees? You do need a refreshing cocktail. I’d bring you one if I could! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Now I’ve made Pom/Vodka cocktails, but never in a Margarita! TASTY!!!! and so pretty! Love your photos Christin!


  5. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    Hehe, I laughed at your description of your doggie finding the one sunny spot on the deck and then getting too hot ๐Ÿ™‚ Your porch sounds delightful! Our new house has a front porch and I can’t wait to get some good use out of it. These drinks sound perfect for enjoying outside!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Amy! And I can’t wait to see what your house looks like when you are done with it!

  6. Amy (Savory Moments)

    This pomegranate cocktail looks great! I bet it would be really fun for the holidays. The color is so pretty.

  7. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    We have a bunch of pomegranates on our tree this year and I can’t wait to try this!

  8. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Cocktails like these make me wish I actually could have some alcohol ๐Ÿ˜‰ It looks so refreshing and tasty!
    I hope you have a great weekend x

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