Pomegranate is a berry with a rich symbolic heritage and is still cherished today for its multiple nutritional and medicinal properties. Sweet and tart, this tropical beauty combines beautifully with plenty of drinks, including the Margarita. 

The pomegranate’s rich sweetness compliments the citrus in the cocktail, resulting in a mellow and gloriously hued Pomegranate Margarita ideal for Christmas and the holidays!

The best part about this Pomegranate Margarita recipe is how easy and fast it is to craft. Combine all the ingredients and give it a good stir. That’s it! Sip on the best Pomegranate Margarita recipe as you reminisce about your life’s memorable experiences.

Whether you’re serving this cocktail at a big meeting or just enjoying it with a friend on a typical Friday night, it’s sure to impress!

Ingredients

There aren’t many better ways to kick off your weekend than with a beautifully bright red and festive cocktail like this one. Ensure you have these Pomegranate Margarita ingredients on hand:

  • 2 ounces Blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¾ ounce triple sec
  • 1-2 tablespoons simple syrup plus more to taste

Extras

  • Garnish: lime wedges
  • Lime sugar: 3 tablespoons sugar plus 1 ½ teaspoons lime zest (1 large lime)

1 oz=30 ml

How to Make a Pomegranate Margarita

With a recipe this easy, there’s almost no room for error. If you’re wondering how to make a Pomegranate Margarita on the rocks, follow these simple steps:

  1. Rim the glass: Combine the sugar and lime zest to make a festive combo! Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and dip in the mix to coat. You can add ice if you like your drink chilled. It’s an extra step, but it’s well worth the effort.
  2. Shake everything together: Pour all the ingredients (minus the garnishes and lime sugar) into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. If desired, strain and serve with ice: Strain into the prepared glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.

Tips for Making the Best Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

Pomegranate juice and fresh lime make this a keeper. Here are some tips and tricks for crafting a fresh Pomegranate Margarita recipe:

  • Don’t leave out the rim: While this Pomegranate Margarita cocktail is fantastic on its own, adding salt to the rim elevates it to new heights. Sugar is also an excellent alternative if you prefer sweeter drinks.
  • Squeeze your limes if you can, or buy some good quality juice: The store-bought stuff won’t do for this fresh Pomegranate Margarita recipe.
  • Use 100% pomegranate juice: While you could juice your pomegranate, it’s just too much work. Look for one that is 100% pomegranate to make your life easier (and way less messy.)
  • Adjust to your liking: Making drinks at home allows you to customize the flavors to your personal preference. More juice, less tequila, it’s all up to you. You can even add agave syrup or simple syrup if this Margarita isn’t sweet enough for you.
  • Make it fabulous: Top each Margarita with pomegranate seeds and a lime wedge for an extra-appealing display! If you want to go all out, replace the lime wedge with a twist of orange peel in each glass!
  • Make more for a crowd (Serves 8): Combine 1 cup fresh lime juice, 2 cups tequila, 2 cups pomegranate juice, 3/4 cup triple sec, 3/4 cup simple syrup in a pitcher. Stir together, and then serve over ice.
  • Prepare in advance: Combine all the Margarita ingredients in a jar, screw on the lid, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Make it frozen: Add ice and blend the ingredients.
recipe pomegranate margarita

What Tequila is Best for Pomegranate Margaritas?

Silver (Blanco) tequila is smooth and agave-forward, making it the ideal complement to this Pomegranate Margarita recipe. If you truly desire, you may substitute tequila reposado or even Añejo. These, however, may be a touch too potent for this flavor-packed fusion.

Variations of the Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

Do you like your cocktails a little sweeter or fancy some bubbles in your fresh Pomegranate Margarita? Here are some fun and easy Pomegranate Margarita recipe variations worth a try!

  • Make it sweeter: Add your favorite sweetener to make this Pomegranate Margarita on the rocks even more delectable (can be honey, agave or simple syrup).
  • Add some bubbles: Wouldn’t it be nice to have some bubbles in your cocktail? As a finishing touch, add a splash of club soda.
  • Make it even more fruity: Pomegranate tastes fantastic with pineapple or cucumber. Simply muddle one of the ingredients in the bottom of the shaker before adding the remaining ingredients to create a luscious Pomegranate Margarita on the rocks.
  • Make a pitcher for a crowd: Double or triple the ingredients and mix everything in a large pitcher. The good news is that this will keep in the fridge for a few days. So, if you’d want to make this a day or two in advance, that’s OK.

Make Your Pomegranate Margarita with a Premium Tequila

Altos Plata tequila is the go-to for Margaritas. It’s a clear, unaged spirit that highlights the pure expression of distilled agave. Expect notes of steamed agave, citrus and an aftertaste that is pleasant and long-lasting.

If you’re looking for something with a touch of oak and vanilla flavor for your recipe Pomegranate Margarita, try a bottle of Altos Reposado.