Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

This pomegranate margarita recipe is sweet, fruity cocktail that's fun to drink and not terribly complicated to make. 

Pomegranate Margarita Recipe | This Healthy Table

This recipe combines pomegranate juice and sugar to make a simple syrup - no messy deseeding pomegranates necessary (unless you want to garnish the drink with seeds). 

I truly love pomegranates - even though they are a little tricky to eat. I was looking around our living room the other day and realized all the pomegranate symbolism and design on display. I lived in the Middle East for almost 20 years, so I've picked up several rugs and many pieces of pottery that have pomegranates on them, as well as some silk wall hangings with a pomegranate tree print on them. The pomegranate is one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it gets it's name from the Latin words pomum (apple) and granatus (seeded). It's been an important fruit for several spiritual traditions - including Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Pomegranates have seen a resurgence in popularity lately (making it far beyond Mediterranean cuisine) because of their health benefits - they're high in fiber, protein, and vitamins C and K. 

I'm not suggesting that this is in any way a superfood cocktail (wouldn't that be nice?!), because there's still sugar and tequila in this bad boy, but fruit is fruit so I think we can feel kinda good about drinking this (*wink face*).

Pomegranate Margarita Recipe | This Healthy Table
Pomegranate Margarita Recipe | This Healthy Table

I hope you enjoy this delicious drink! I decided to do this just in time for Cinco de Mayo and so I could participate in #margaritaweek - a roundup of some of my favorite food bloggers who are all sharing margarita recipes this week. Check out all the recipes at Hola Jalapeno's Margarita Week page!

Pomegranate Margarita Recipe | This Healthy Table

Have a great week! Let me know if you make this recipe - you can tag me on Instagram or Facebook @thishealthytable. 


Yield: 1 drink

Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

This pomegranate margarita recipe is sweet, fruity cocktail that's fun to drink and not terribly complicated to make.

ingredients

Pomegranate Simple Syrup Ingredients
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
Cocktail Ingredients
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ounces tequila reposado (I used Espolon)
  • 1 cup ice 

instructions

  1. Combine the pomegranate juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. 
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved then remove from heat and allow to cool. 
  3. Combine 2 ounces of the pomegranate syrup, the tequila, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with the ice. Shake like crazy for 30 seconds. 
  4. Strain into a glass and add ice and pomegranate arils if desired. Serve and enjoy!

notes

This recipe makes about 5 to 6 cocktails worth of pomegranate syrup. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.

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