This pomegranate margarita recipe is 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.
Other Cocktail Recipes You’ll Love
- If you like margarita recipes, check out this ginger lime margarita
- If you are looking for another fruity cocktail, try this fig and blackberry smash
- If you love unusual flavor combinations in cocktails, make this fennel, black pepper, and grapefruit G&T
- If you love a sweet and sour combination in your cocktails, check out this sunset whiskey sour
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3 ounces tequila reposado (I used Espolon)
- 1 cup ice
- Combine the pomegranate juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir until the sugar is dissolved then remove from heat and allow to cool.
- 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.
- Strain into a glass and add ice and pomegranate arils if desired. Serve and enjoy!