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Pomegranate Margaritas

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This seasonal twist on a traditional margarita is perfect for the holidays. Go ahead and adjust the strength to your liking: if you like a stronger (and more authentic) margarita, cut back on the pomegranate juice. Use a good quality 100% agave tequila like Patron Silver – it’ll taste better, and you’ll be glad for it the next day.


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Pomegranate Margaritas

Servings: 1 drink


For Drink

  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) 100% pomegranate juice (unsweetened)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) freshly squeezed lime juice, from one lime
  • 1-1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons or 1 shot) Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau

For Serving

  • Lime wedges
  • Coarse salt
  • Ice cubes


  1. Place coarse salt on a small plate. Rub rim of glass with lime wedge and dip in coarse salt if desired. Add ice cubes to glass if using.
  2. Combine drink ingredients in a cocktail shaker, add some ice and shake vigorously, then strain into prepared glass. Garnish rim with lime wedge.
  3. Note: If you want to prepare a pitcher instead of making individual cocktails, simply adjust the quantities for the number of drinks you need. Mix the pomegranate juice, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice in a pitcher, keep cool, then pour into prepared glasses over ice when ready to serve.

Reviews & Comments

  • Had this at a party and the host said she got the recipe from your site. Loved it.

    • — Ceenaq on September 14, 2017
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  • Another hit!!!

    • — TSR on February 13, 2017
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  • I made these delicious pomegranate margaritas for a early Thanksgiving celebration and they were a definite hit!! I like them a bit stronger than most but everyone agreed on the lovely color and flavor. Thanks!

    • — Ava Martin on November 24, 2015
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  • Didn’t like these as much as the other magarita recipe, but my hubby LOVED these. Regardless never going back to the Jose Cuervo pre mixed junk.

    • — Tori on April 6, 2015
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  • Oh so yummy! I’m a big fan of margaritas and this one is perfect! I agree – always use high quality tequila, it really does make a difference in taste.

    • — Barbara on March 19, 2015
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  • These have become my husband’s favorite margarita. They are easy to make and the addition of the pomegranate juice makes them perfect for the holidays.

    • — Liesel on December 5, 2014
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  • This is a good margarita recipe with a little twist. I made them by the pitcher or should I say by the mason jar. I combined all ingredients and stuck in freezer for an hour or two before serving. This way it is easy for entertaining.

    • — Claire on July 7, 2014
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  • Looks like a real winner. I may make some of these alcohol free. 😮

    • — Elizabeth C. in Kansas on June 26, 2012
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  • Awesome, will definately be a 4th of july camping trip favorite!

    • — Rachel Munyon on June 23, 2012
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  • made these for our tailgate last Sunday. It was a big hit! So refreshing with our brunch outdoors.

    • — darlaBE on May 19, 2012
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  • DEF trying!! 🙂

    • — Adrienne on May 16, 2012
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  • Perfect for our, too few, perfect Texas spring cookouts. Although the extremely hot days may call for a few, as well.

  • i will be serving these at my next cookout

    • — Glenda on May 15, 2012
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  • These were amazing, and the perfect addition to our summer BBQ.

    • — Alison on March 1, 2012
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  • these are the best Margaritas

  • Love margaritas!!!!
    Nice blog!

    • — anonymous on February 5, 2010
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  • Wanna try these…

  • Made these for Thanksgiving…I couldn’t find straight Pomegranate juice so I used a Cranberry and Pomegranate juice blend – so good!!! Perfect for the holidays and my guests loved them. Thanks 🙂

    • — L.C. on November 28, 2009
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