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Pomegranate Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita
Pomegranates in spring. Five more months to go…

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.

Pomegranate Margarita

  • 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.


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