prep for Pomegranate Margarita

We picked up a little bottle of La Pinta Pomegranate Infused Tequila, when we were in Mexico. Naturally, anyone would make a Pomegranate Margarita out of that.

La Pinta Pomegranate infused Tequila Pomegranate Margarita

It’s easier to make drinks at home than you think and a few helpful tools can make it even easier. First, a cocktail shaker. It’s basically a cup with a two part lid. You shake and then remove just the top cap and the other part of the lid acts as a strainer. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. Use a large cup, stir where I say shake, and use any strainer you have.

Next, I use this little measuring shot glass pretty often, not just for drinks. It’s just like a measuring cup, but for smaller quantities. If you don’t have one, 1 oz is equal to 2 tablespoons.

measuring shot glass

Lastly, I served in a Margarita glass but that’s really not necessary, and actually my glass is rather large (more suitable for frozen margarita perhaps) so my drink is a bit short here. Just use a clear glass if possible.

margarita glass

Pomegranate Margarita

  • 2 wedges lime, divided
  • sea salt
  • ice
  • 3 ounces pomegranate infused tequila
  • 2 ounce Grand Marnier or triple sec
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions -

1. Use a wedge of lime to wet the rim of your glass. Pour some sea salt on a plate and dip the rim of the glass in the salt.

salt rim glass

2. Fill the shaker about 2/3 up with ice (exactly how much doesn’t really matter because you are straining it). Pour in pomegranate infused tequila, Grand Marnier, and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously.

3. Strain into glass, trying not to touch the rim. Garnish with a wedge of lime. Enjoy immediately.

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