Pomegranate Lime Margaritas

Pomegranate Lime Margaritas

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What do you think of when you hear "margaritas"? I imagine myself sipping on one, sitting on my back deck watching the sun set with my friends, laughing. Maybe that's a little romantic but doesn't it sound perfect right about now?

A few weeks ago I took a poll on my Instagram asking what recipe you would rather see next: tacos or cocktail. Pretty much everyone voted for tacos and I shared my Hazelnut Chorizo Tacos which are like nothing you've ever tasted in your life - I'm serious. You should try them.

But what are tacos without a strong margarita? I thought this Pomegranate Lime Margarita would be perfect to wash it all down.

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It is finally getting warmer in Chicago, slowly but surely, and I will be the first one out on their back deck with a drink in hand as soon as I'm able. In the mean time, though, I will tolerate sipping on this delicious margarita on my couch while it continues to be 30 degrees in April.

Since the juice of the pomegranate and lime combined is already perfectly sweet and tart, I wouldn't recommend adding salt on the rim right off the bat. When I tested this on my parents, they both said salt was too much. They're much more seasoned cocktail makers than I am, so I'm going to fully trust their expertise. 

 

Ingredients

Makes one drink. For a pitcher, quadruple each ingredient.

  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 4 oz. pomegranate juice
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 separate 1/2 cups of ice 
  • Optional: salt for glass rim
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the Cointreau, tequila and pomegranate juice with a half cup of ice, shaking for about 30 seconds to one minute.
  2. In the glass you'll be drinking out of, add the other 1/2 cup of ice. Pour the cocktail mixture over the ice and squeeze half a lime over the glass. Serve & enjoy! 
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