Pomegranate Margaritas

Who says margaritas are just for summer? This pomegranate twist on a cocktail favorite is good all year long--elegant enough for the holidays and fun enough for an outdoor barbecue. 


– 1 tablespoon lime zest – 1 tablespoon kosher salt (optional) – 1 cup white tequila, chilled – 1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled – ½ cup lime juice, plus 1 lime wedge – ¼ cup Triple Sec – 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see Tip) – Ice cube – Pomegranate seeds for garnish – Lime slices for garnish


Sprinkle lime zest on a small plate and combine with salt (if using).

Combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, Triple Sec and simple syrup in a pitcher.

 Rub the rims of 6 glasses with the lime wedge and dip in the zest (or zest-salt mixture). Fill the glasses with ice and top with about 1/2 cup margarita mixture each. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and lime, if desired.

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