Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate Margaritas Recipe
Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
These pomegranate margaritas, featuring a blend of pomegranate juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur, are the ideal summer cocktail. 

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup hot water
1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
3/4 cup tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 limes)
1/4 cup orange liqueur
Ice cubes
Garnishes: orange and lime slices

Preparation

1. Stir together sugar and hot water until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice and next 3 ingredients.

2. Pour desired amount of pomegranate juice mixture into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Cover with lid, and shake 30 seconds or until thoroughly chilled. Remove lid, and strain into chilled cocktail glasses. Repeat procedure with remaining pomegranate mixture. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Triple Sec orange liqueur.

Note:

Mix up batches of the margarita mixture ahead of time, and chill. Shake to order when friends arrive. We suggest using a tequila labeled plata or silver.

Lanny Lancarte, II,

Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana, Fort Worth, Texas,

Southern Living

July 2007
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