This pomegranate margarita is the perfect holiday drink for tequila lovers. It's sweet, easy to drink, and super festive. Garnish it with a sprig of rosemary and some pomegranate arils or cranberries to make it look extra special.
This pomegranate margarita is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other holiday gatherings. It packs a punch, but you can't tell. It's made with pomegranate, orange, and lime juice, and it's sweetened with maple syrup, which gives it cozy winter vibes.
Looking for other fun holiday drinks? Try our apple cider old fashioned, pear gin cocktail, or holiday rum punch.
- Pomegranate juice
- Maple syrup- If you don't have maple syrup, you can use regular simple syrup.
See recipe card for amounts.
Step 1: Add about a cup of ice to a cocktail shaker or a jar with a lid. Juice the lime and orange and pour the juice into the shaker or jar. Add the pomegranate juice, maple syrup and tequila, then cover and shake 10-15 times.
Step 2: Add enough raw sugar (or sugar of your choice) to cover the surface of a small saucer. Fill a small bowl with water, then dip the rim of your desired glasses into the water and then into the sugar. Fill halfway with ice, then divide the margarita mixture between the two glasses.
Step 3: Garnish with orange slices, a rosemary sprig, and pomegranate arils or fresh cranberries if desired.
Frequently asked questions
Of course you can make this into a mocktail! If you're pregnant, enjoying dry January, or just trying to be healthy, omit the tequila and enjoy this as a margarita mocktail. It's just as tasty.
Yes! All you need to do is pour all of the ingredients into a blender, add 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth.
You can, but I highly recommend fresh squeezed. You don't need much juice, and it's so much better fresh.
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