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.
We love pomegranates, but it can be a little hard to peel them. Check out our guide on the best way to peel a pomegranate.
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 or this blood orange 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!