With Fall finally here, some might want to tuck that bottle of tequila away in the back of the liquor cabinet – never to be seen, or heard from again until warmer months next year. Not in this house! Sure, I might make beer my beverage of choice for the winter months – but, a girl still needs a fruity mixed drink every now and again. My girlfriend visited Cape Cod over the summer, and came home raving about a pomegranate margarita she’d had on vacation, and begged me to come up with a recipe for her. So, here it is Michelle – only 3 months after you asked me!
I love the addition of the pomegranate juice. It adds such beautiful color, and flavor, and enough sweetness that no simple syrup or agave is necessary. When I start to see those bright, fuchsia balls of color in the produce departments around this time of year – I can’t help but get excited for the months ahead. Fall and Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then – Christmas. It’s just so much fun, in the kitchen and otherwise, to look forward to. I’m hoping these festive and fruity drinks make the weeks pass by a little faster, so that treasured time with friends and family will be here all the quicker! Have a great weekend, everyone.
4 oz tequila
2 oz orange liqueur
2 oz pomegranate juice
3 oz homemade margarita mix
salt or sugar for rim, optional
lime slices, for garnish
Prepare two margarita glasses by covering the rim with salt or sugar, then filling with ice. Set aside.
Combine tequila, orange liquer, pomegranate juice, margarita mix, and a few cubes of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to combine. Strain margarita into prepared glasses. Garnish with slice of lime, if desired.