Pomegranate Margarita Recipe


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

Why You’ll Love this Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

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). This cocktail is fruity and beautiful. It’s a bit got the usual sweet and sour combination of a margarita that’s just so compelling!

History of the Pomegranate

Pomegranates are the best – even though they are a little tricky to eat. The pomegranate is one of the oldest cultivated fruits – it gets its 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. 

pomegranate seeds, limes, salt, ice, and cocktail shaker
pomegranate margarita in glass with cocktail shaker

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Yield: 1 drink

Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

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

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes


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


  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!
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