How many versions of margarita recipes do we have? Oh, more than we can count on one hand so it’s pretty obvious we’re obsessed. Our favorite is always the classic margarita, but we’ve been known to dive into other citrus variations. With over forty fruit trees, it’s hard to not play with different fruits in our mixes. Besides, it’s fun, refreshing and there’s always an occasion for a seasonal margarita.
Tis’ the season for pomegranates. Though our pomegranate tree had more leaves than fruit this year, we’re still drinking what we can. When it comes to Fall, Winter and New Years pomegranate cocktails are always a delicious pleasure to sip. They’re visually stunning too and the red hues are perfect for this time year.
Video: Refreshing Pomegranate Margarita Recipe
The tart and bright flavors of muddles pomegranate arils lends wonderfully to margaritas. The flavor pomegranate juice pairs wonderfully with the lime-infused tequila. There’s layers, delicious flavors and perfect colors to make any gathering festive and fun. Give it a try and wow your guests with a platter of these beauties. Hope you enjoy these pomegranate margaritas as much as we do!
diane and todd
This recipe was originally published in 2018 and was updated in 2019.
If desired, rub the rim of your cocktail glass (our preferred glass for this cocktail is a tom collins/highball glass) with an edge of a lime slice and then salt the rim with kosher or other flaky salt. Add ice to the glass.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pomegranate seeds to release their juices. Add the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, orange bitters and ice.
Shake vigorously, then strain into the prepped cocktail glass. Garnish with additional pomegranate seeds and lime slice if desired. Serve or drink immediately and with leisure.
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