This Pomegranate Margarita recipe is the perfect winter cocktail! Just mix some pomegranate juice into a traditional margarita recipe and top with lime seltzer water.
Serve this festive cocktail at winter parties
This pomegranate margarita recipe is the perfect thing to serve at a holiday party. It is refreshing just like a classic margarita, but with a simple twist.
Mix the tart and flavorful pomegranate juice with tequila, lime juice and agave nectar for the perfect drink. I like to serve these in medium cocktail glasses so I can add some lime seltzer for fizz.
Garnish these pomegranate margaritas with fresh pomegranate seeds and thinly sliced limes. Serve them to your guests on a tray for an added flair!
- Jigger for measuring cocktail amounts in ounces
- Cocktail shaker with strainer on top or a glass jar with a lid and a fine mesh strainer
- Liquid measuring cup
- Sharp knife for cutting limes
- Shallow dish for creating sugar or salt rim
- Medium sized cocktail glasses for serving
What should you serve with your pomegranate margaritas
This is the perfect thing to serve at a holiday cocktail party. I like to serve them with a cheese board or an assortment of dips for my guests. You can use some of the recipes below:
- Tequila – I like to use silver tequila for margarita recipes
- Lime juice – fresh squeezed lime juice is best
- Agave nectar – you can use honey or maple syrup instead
- Sugar for rim – feel free to make a salt rim instead
- Pomegranate juice – I like to buy the Pom brand juice
- Lime seltzer water
- Fresh pomegrante arils and lime slices to garnishing the drink
make pomegranate aril ice cubes
I love to make homemade pomegranate aril ice cubes for this cocktail. Take pomegranate seeds and place one in each slot of a silicone ice cube tray.
Fill the tray with water and freeze. The pomegranate seed will freeze into the ice cube.
How to make a pomegranate margarita recipe
Step 1: Prepare sugar rim
To begin, rub a slice of lime around the rim of two medium sized cocktail glasses. Dip each glass in sugar to coat the rim. If you prefer a salt rim, repeat the same process, but with salt instead.
Step 2: Shake cocktail
Then, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, and pomegranate juice.
If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a glass jar with a lid. Shake vigorously to mix.
Step 3: pour into a glass over ice
Next, fill the glasses with ice. You can use homemade pomegranate ice too! Pour the cocktail over top through a strainer.
Finally, fill the glasses to the top with the lime seltzer and garnish with lime. Garnish with extra pomegranate seeds for a festive touch.
Make a pitcher of margaritas for a party!
Use this recipe to make a pitcher of margaritas for a party. The recipe below makes two glasses pomegranate margaritas. I would quadruple the recipe to make a pitcher of the cocktail.
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You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 3oz tequila
- 1.5oz lime juice + more lime for garnish
- 1/3 cup pomegranate juice
- 2 tsp agave nectar
- Sugar for rim
- 1 can lemon lime seltzer water
- Pomegranate arils for ice cubes
- Rub a slice of lime around the rim of two medium sized cocktail glasses. Dip each glass in sugar to coat the rim.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and pour in the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, and pomegranate juice. Shake vigorously to mix.
- Fill the glasses with ice and pour the cocktail over top through a strainer. Fill the glasses to the top with the lime seltzer and garnish with lime.