This Pomegranate Margarita has a wonderful sweet/tart flavor and a gorgeous deep red color.
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.
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 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.
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!
More Margarita Recipes
- Pepper Jelly Margarita
- Frozen Peach Margarita
- Frozen Watermelon Margarita
- Pineapple-Cinnamon Margarita
- Peach Jalapeno Margarita
- 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.
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Originally posted September 6, 2013.