how to make margaritas

Pomegranate Margaritas

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

Servings: 1 drink

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.