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Pomegranate Margaritas

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These pomegranate margaritas are a lovely seasonal twist on a traditional margarita and are perfect for the holidays.

how to make margaritas

These pomegranate margaritas are a lovely seasonal twist on a traditional margarita and are 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

These pomegranate margaritas are a lovely seasonal twist on a traditional margarita and are perfect for the holidays.

Servings: 1 drink


For Drink

  • 4 ounces (½ cup) 100% pomegranate juice (unsweetened)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) freshly squeezed lime juice, from one lime
  • 1½ ounces (3 tablespoons or 1 shot) Tequila
  • ½ 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.

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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  • This is delicious! I ran out out pomegranate juice but was still craving a flavored margarita. I had some 100% tart cherry juice so I gave it a whirl…it was amazing! Wanted to share incase someone else loves cherry juice.
    I only had 3 ounces of juice left so that’s what I used. I added 1/2 ounce of simple and skipped the orange liquor.
    Jen, you have the absolute best recipes and am so grateful for you!

    • — Jill on January 12, 2023
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  • Hi Jenn,
    Happpy Hanukkah to you and your family! I loved this recipe, but feel a bit weird serving a margarita for the holidays, if I’m not having Mexican food with it. 🙂 Would you please direct me to a delicious Pomegranite Martini recipe that you have tried? There are so many online that I just can’t pick one. I have both of your cookbooks and love them both! Your website is amazing. You are a really talented food photographer too. Your food pics are perfect!
    Thanks so much,

    • — Rose Blomberg on December 1, 2022
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    • Hi Rose, thanks for your very kind words, and happy Hanukkah to you! I haven’t come across a good pomegranate martini recipe (sorry!), but if I see one that looks worthwhile, I will send it your way. 🙂

      • — Jenn on December 2, 2022
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      • Thanks so much 🙂

        • — Rose Blomberg on December 2, 2022
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  • It was ok, but it needed a little bit of sugar water/ simple syrup.

    • — Marti on July 18, 2022
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  • Had my husband make this for me tonight. I had him use 3 Oz of Tequila. I liked it. I use the no sugar Pomegranate juice. Pure.

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

  • Another hit!!!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    • I do that for Cosmos when I am making for company. Great idea too for the margaritas

  • Looks like a real winner. I may make some of these alcohol free. 😮

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

  • made these for our tailgate last Sunday. It was a big hit! So refreshing with our brunch outdoors.

  • DEF trying!! 🙂

  • 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

  • These were amazing, and the perfect addition to our summer BBQ.

  • these are the best Margaritas

  • Love margaritas!!!!
    Nice blog!

  • 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 🙂

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