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Scarlet Margaritas

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Katherine Eckert
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
The deep red tones of this margarita cocktail come from pomegranate juice. Not only is this sweet juice beautiful, it's also packed with disease-fighting antioxidants.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups crushed ice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons pomegranate seeds (1/2 fresh pomegranate) (optional)
  • Lime wedges
  • Coarse salt
  • Garnish: lime slices

Nutrition Information

  • calories 137
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 12.5 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 5 mg
  • calcium 7 mg

How to Make It

  1. Process first 5 ingredients, and, if desired, pomegranate seeds in a blender 30 seconds or until frothy.

  2. Rub rims of 6 glasses with lime wedges; dip in salt to coat. Pour margarita evenly into prepared glasses. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Pom Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice.

Cook's Notes

If pomegranates are not available, no problem. This drink is just as delicious without the fresh seeds.