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Pomegranate-and-Tequila Cocktail

Photo: John Kernick
Total time 15 mins
Yield makes 8 drinks
This festive variation on a margarita is made with pomegranate syrup, silver tequila and fresh lime juice.

Ingredients

  • Black lava salt or kosher salt, (see Note)
  • Lime wedges
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 cups silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup pomegranate syrup, (see Note)
  • 24 dashes of orange bitters

How to Make It

  1. Spread salt in a shallow dish. Run a lime wedge around the rims of chilled cocktail glasses, then dip the rims in the salt to coat.

  2. In an ice-filled pitcher, combine the tequila, lime juice, pomegranate syrup and bitters. Stir well. Strain into the cocktail glasses.

Cook's Notes

Black lava salt is available at amazon.com. To make pomegranate syrup, whisk together 3/4 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice with 3/4 cup sugar until the sugar is dissolved; you should have 1 1/2 cups.