Pomegranate Margaritas

by Shawnda on November 25, 2012

in Beverages,Christmas,Cinco de Mayo,Holiday Favorites,Margaritas,Thanksgiving

Pomegranate Margaritas

You recovered from that turkey & football coma yet? My goodness, that was glorious. And gloriously painful. And if we’re talking about the Texans & Cowboys games, just flat-out glorious.

I wasn’t disowned for healthifying the broccoli & rice casserole. My dad was well enough to be up and about for the day. My cousin Sarah did all of the dishes as we cooked (what a novel idea – and what a saint). And I had exactly enough tequila for a pitcher of Pomegranate Margaritas.

Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranates are kind of a pain in the ass to deal with. They’re beautiful. They’re delicious. And they’re high maintenance, kind of like the crawfish of the fruit world.

You have to crack the fruit and dislodge the seeds carefully so you don’t ruin your shirt… all while still impressively ruining a shirt and an apron. That apron has since been known as the Dexter Apron.

But they’re beautiful. And they’re delicious. And it’s fun to put them in salad and on salmon or just eat them by plain by stained hand. And when you leave the hard work to the bottled pomegranate juice companies, they make one heck of a beautiful, delicious margarita.

Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate juice makes the perfect winter margarita.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups homemade margarita mix
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cup silver tequila
  • 16 oz bottle 100% pomegranate juice
  • Salt or sugar, for rimming (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Pomegranate seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a pitcher.
  2. Pour over ice into salt or sugar-rimmed glasses.
  3. Serve garnished with lime wedges and fresh pomegranate seeds, if desired.

Notes

Yields: 8 servings

Adapted from Tide & Thyme

Estimated time: 10 minutes

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary November 25, 2012 at 9:11 am

Another fabulous recipe!! Keep up the great work!

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2 Meghan @ The Tasty Fork November 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Wow! I just came across your blog and this looks amazing! I LOVE margs! I pinned your recipe so I’ll be sure to make it during Christmas at my in-laws :)

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3 Christine November 25, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I’ve had good luck with the trick that has you dislodge the arils while the pomegranate is submerged in a big bowl of water. All the pithy bits float to the surface and the arils sink, and the juice splatters just dissolve in the water. I have not noticed the arils becoming waterlogged as a result. Relatively easy.

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4 Patti T. November 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I learned the same trick at Christine above. My granddaughter was very intrigued by the fruit she had never seen before and actually ate some. What a pretty margarita a pomegranate makes.

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5 Joanne November 26, 2012 at 9:52 am

I always deseed my poms in a pot of water so that the arils sink and the extra stuff floats! It has saved many a white shirt, I’ll tell you that much!

I am such a sucker for pomegranates and I adore the sound of these margaritas! My new favorite fall/winter beverage I’m sure.

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6 foodiebride November 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm

I will have to try the sink/bowl of water trick next time!

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7 Bree November 26, 2012 at 11:41 am

Cute and festive–love it!

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8 Jessica November 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm

These sound great! I was wondering if any other liquor would be good in this beside tequila? I know it’s technically a margarita mix but would a run work or vodka?

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9 Jessica November 26, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Rum*

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10 foodiebride November 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

I don’t really drink rum or vodka very much but I think vodka would probably be good (added to taste) – it should still allow the pomegranate & citrus to shine.

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11 Tiffany @ Life Done Domesti-Cali November 26, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Now I know what to do with all the pomegranates in the backyard! My husband was planning on going on a jam making spree this weekend. I’ll have to steal some away for this drink mix.

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12 Cassie | Bake Your Day November 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

These are gorgeous! I love margaritas and I’m all about pomegranates. Match made in heaven!

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13 dena November 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm

“Dexter Apron”! Best. Description. EVER!
I like pomegranates (and booze) so I’ll have to try this drink. Does it make a difference if I use regular tequila instead?

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14 sarah November 29, 2012 at 11:13 am

hi, i want a bucket of this stuff!!! will make this next summer…. may i ask where you got the glasses from?? thank you for putting this up!! xxx

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15 foodiebride November 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

They were a gift… that they came in a Crate & Barrel box.

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16 Jaida February 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I just made these and YUM!!! Thanks for yet another great Marg recipe!!

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