The Pomegranate Flavored Margarita
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Serves: 1 drink
A refreshing variation on the often too-sweet standard margarita.
  • 2½ oz Tequila (I use Reposado)
  • ½ oz Orange Liqueur (I use Patron Citronge which has a sharper, more citrus-y taste than Cointreau, but Cointreau works well too). Feel free to use a tad more if you like – see notes below.
  • 4-6 oz of 100% Pomegranate Juice (enough to top off the glass)
  • ¼ lime wedge for juice and garnish
  1. Fill a pint glass with ice, then add the Tequila and Orange Liqueur.
  2. Squeeze the juice over the ice and toss the rind in the glass.
  3. Fill the glass with the Pomegranate juice and stir.
If you’re planning on making it through a long evening sucking these down, you may want to cut the Tequila back to 2 oz. Yes, it makes a difference over the long haul. These go down easy, so you’ll probably lose track. No need to cut back much on the Orange Liqueur. The Pomegranate juice tends to dominate the flavor and an extra orange kick is welcome.
You can make this same recipe with pineapple juice. Also excellent. For juices that are less strong in flavor, you may need to play with the alcoholic ingredients a bit.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at