Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita
Pomegranate Margarita
This richly flavored pomegranate margarita is just as good sipped on a cold day in front of a roaring fire as it is on a balmy afternoon spent on a tropical beach.Mackenzie Smith

This richly flavored pomegranate margarita is just as good sipped on a cold day in front of a roaring fire as it is on a balmy afternoon spent on a tropical beach. To deepen the pomegranate flavor, add a little pomegranate concentrate; for a lighter drink, leave it out.

Pomegranate Margarita
This richly flavored pomegranate margarita is just as good sipped on a cold day in front of a roaring fire as it is on a balmy afternoon spent on a tropical beach.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. pomegranate juice, plus more for rimming the glass
  • Pinch of salt, plus more for rimming the glass
  • 3 oz. blanco tequila
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. pomegranate molasses
  • 12 oz. pomegranate liqueur (like PAMA)
  • 14 oz. pomegranate concentrate (optional)
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour pomegranate juice to a depth of about ¼ inch in a bowl wide enough to fit the rim of your glass. Pour salt into a bowl of similar size. For each cocktail, dip the rim of the glass in pomegranate juice, and then in salt, to make a salt-encrusted rim. Fill each glass with crushed ice.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a strainer filled with ice. Shake thoroughly, and strain into the salt-rimmed, ice-filled glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.