Pomegranate is one of the most popular fruits all over the world and is my personal favorite too for its high nutritional content, unique taste and health benefits. Pomegranate juice is extremely beneficial for the skin. If you want to combine the goodness of pomegranates with the fun and excitement of liqueur, there could be no better way than to make a tasty tangy pomegranate margarita. Read below to know how.
Making Pomegranate Margarita
Pomegranate juice – ¼ cup, store brought or fresh home-made plus seeds for garnish
Tequila Blanco – 1/3 cup
Triple Sec – 1/8 cup
Fresh lime juice – ¼ cup
Margarita salt – optional
In a blender, mix together the ice cubes, pomegranate juice, tequila, triple sec and lime juice together.
Secure the lid of the blender.
Blend together all the contents till the mixture becomes frothy.
Make your serving glasses ready by running through their rims a lime wedge.
Starting with one glass at a time, turn all the glasses upside down and place their rims in a dish or saucer filled with Margarita salt.
Next, turn al the glasses upside and start pouring the pomegranate –tequila cocktail inside each one of them without disturbing the salt at their rims.
Your pomegranate margarita is now ready to be served.
Making Pomegranate Margarita with Orange Liqueur
Sugar – ¼ cup
Hot water – ¼ cup
Pomegranate juice – 1 ½ cups
Tequila – ¾ cup
Fresh lime juice – ½ cup
Orange liqueur – ¼ cup
Orange and lime slices for garnish
Dissolve the sugar into the hot water until all the sugar is dissolved. Once the sugar disappears, add in 1 ½ cups of pomegranate juice, tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur.
In a cocktail shaker, pour pomegranate juice as per your choice and fill the shaker with ice cubes.
Secure the lid of the shaker and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds.
Remove the lid and pour the juice in pre-chilled cocktail glasses.
Repeat the above process with the remaining pomegranate juice.
Garnish with orange wedges and lime wheels and serve quickly.
In order to save time you can mix up the batches of pomegranate juice in advance nad when the friends arrive you can shake and serve the margarita immediately. Make use of plata or silver labeled tequila for making this drink.
These pomegranate margaritas are delicious so much so that they would make your party time really special and you, loved amongst your family and friends. Get going and get ready to shake your margaritas.