If you like a fruity Margarita you’ll love a pomegranate one – red, flavorful, and a bit on the sour side.
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What is Pomegranate Margarita ?
Pomegranate Margarita is a variant of the original that uses pomegranate juice to get a rich, pinkish-red color and a tangy note. The recipe calls for actual pomegranate juice but that’s incredibly sour so I suggest you get store bought. Or, press your own pomegranate and add some simple syrup to the mix to sweeten it a little.
Pomegranate Margarita Cocktail Recipe
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz lime juice
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- granulated sugar for the glass
- Wet the rim of a Margarita glass, dip it in granulated sugar. Set aside.
- In a shaker combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, pomegranate juice, ice. Shake well.
- Strain into sugared Margarita glass.
When is this drink best ?
I find the pomegranate Margarita works best in the summer, since the fruity but sour notes just scream summer vacation for me.
My thoughts on Pomegranate Margarita
I liked the pomegranate Margarita, I think the pomegranate juice pairs very well with tequila. The triple sec rounds out the flavor, and adds a bit of sweetness to the drink as well.
This is a mostly sour cocktail, as pomegranates are quite sour to begin with, and there is added lime juice here.
I think a bit of sweetness would’ve helped things along more, such as an extra 0.5 oz of simple syrup. However if you’re into sour drink this is perfect.
If you like Pomegranate Margarita, you might also like…
Blood Orange Margarita – a Margarita with blood orange juice
Mexican Firing Squad – a beautiful sweet-sour mix of tequila, bitters, and juice
Tequila Sunrise – the famous beachside tequila drink
Paloma – grapefruit and tequila, the best
Classic Margarita – classic Margarita recipe, ours is shaken
Texas Margarita – an extra sour Margarita
Notes, substitutes, and tips
The recipe calls for actual pomegranate juice. Now, fresh pomegranate juice is very sour, so you need to either add a bit of simple syrup, or get store-bought juice which is already a bit sweet (but mostly sour).
You could swap the pomegranate juice for grenadine syrup, and halve the quantity (so just use 1 oz, or maybe less). This way you get a much sweeter drink, if you’re looking for that.