Pomegranate-and-Tequila Cocktail

Pomegranate-and-Tequila Cocktail Recipe
Photo: John Kernick
This festive variation on a margarita is made with pomegranate syrup, silver tequila and fresh lime juice.


makes 8 drinks
Total time: 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes


Black lava salt or kosher salt, (see Note)
Lime wedges
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


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.

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


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.