Gather with friends for a fruity, refreshing Pomegranate Margarita and celebrate #NationalMargaritaDay in style!
Pomegranate Margarita Recipe
Now this is a foodie ‘holiday’ I can wholeheartedly endorse! Margaritas are my spirit cocktails. Frozen, on the rocks, classic, skinny or with a fruity new twist… I am all about delicious, tequila and lime-laden concoctions.
When the bestie and I are hanging in the old neighborhood we frequently visit a regional Tex-Mex chain that has the best frozen margaritas EVER! You know the kind of cocktail where they limit you to three, because any more than that and you are dancing on the bar.
Now I fully advocate a freshly made drink because most chain restaurant margaritas are made from overly sugared, chemically enhanced mixes. *BLECH* These guys use a mix made just for them, which isn’t my usual style, but I have seen the containers they come in and I can pronounce all the ingredients.
Besides it would be near impossible for the bartenders to juice enough limes by hand to keep up with the demand! And I prefer a mix for frozen drinks, it just needs to be a good mix. You can find decent, high quality ones at the store. Just be sure to read the ingredients. If it neon green and regularly on sale for 20% off, you probably aren’t getting the best product possible.
Rather than go for a classic, lime based frozen drink today I amped things up with a little pomegranate liqueur. You could use pomegranate juice but I am a firm believer that nothing mixes better with booze than a little more booze!
Now how you rim this cocktail is really up to you. Salt is traditional, and sugar makes sense because of the sweet pom addition. But I like to step outside the box with a little bit of both!
How do you like your margaritas?
- ¾ cup silver tequila
- ⅔ cup quality margarita mix
- ½ cup pomegranate liqueur or juice
- 5-6 cups ice
- Lime wedges for garnish
- Salt or sugar for glass rim
- Place sugar/salt on a small plate. Run lime wedge around edge of glass. Dip glass in salt/sugar mixture.
- Add tequila, margarita mix and pomegranate liqueur to a blender with ice. Pulse to blend, adjust ice for desired consistency.
- Pour margarita into rimmed glass, garnish with lime wedge and serve immediately.