There are times when circumstances necessitate invention. It’s pomegranate season here and we have a lot of them. We also have a serious juicer. Normally I’m a fan of just drinking tequila straight (Herradura reposada is my go to) with only a warm summer sunset to accompany it. Basically, I like good tequila (none of that liquid stupid mixtos dreck that we drank of the stomachs of coeds in college), so I don’t normally see a need for a margarita. When you have multiple five-gallon buckets, though, the situation has ceased being normal. In this case I use a lot more juice than I would in a regular margarita, since that’s sort of the point. That said, the tequila still needs show up. I went with Hornitos reposado since I got a really good deal on it at Trader Joe’s; something decent but don’t waste the really good stuff by mixing it.
- 1 oz. lime juice
- 2 oz. pomegranate juice
- 1 oz. triple sec (Patron Citronge)
- 3 oz. tequila (a decent 100% agave blanco or reposado).
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Like the lime, the pomegranate really works with the tequila flavor. The color is also pretty spectacular. And it makes a fine way to toast one’s dearly departed for Dia de los Muertos.