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Pomegranate Margarita

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | January 6, 2012 | 15 Comments »

As some of you may know, I am a margarita girl. Its my go-to drink, and I usually determine my favorite restaurant based on the quality of their margaritas. Over the years, I have gone through several favorite margarita recipes. My first love was a full flavored lime recipe kept in the freezer after making and served directly out of the freezer. Then, I discovered a blended lime recipe that was sweeter and less intense on the lime flavor, definitely loved by some of my less lime-crazy friends. Recently, I was playing around on Pinterest and saw a recipe for a Pomegranate Margarita and my adaptation has become a game changer!

The Challenge

I will share my recipe with you below, but here is the challenge: I am looking for the BEST margarita recipe out there! Leave a comment at the end of the post so we OPC folk can try your recipe, along with our readers at home, and we will decide who has the best. There aren’t many rules except that the majority of your recipe needs to be home-mixed, meaning not store bought mixes (although it can be one element). Feel free to be creative with flavors and fruits, it doesn’t just have to be lime. The winner will receive a gold star, a shout-out when we update this post, and a $50 gift card to Amazon.com.

UPDATE: ¬†Erin won our margarita challenge with a yummy Mike’s Hard lemonade Margarita, but the beer-rita was also yummy, although had more of a beer finish than I typically enjoy.

Jocie’s Pomegranate Margarita

This is a wonderful recipe that is relatively low in sugar compared to most margaritas and is all natural! It isn’t the cheapest drink to make but it is amazing.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 2 oz. water
  • 2 oz. POM juice
  • 1 oz. Simply Orange brand Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Blue Agave natural sweetener

Directions:

Gather the ingredients.

Start with a good tequila. I recently found Drego Azul, a Mexican Tequila that is 3/4 Agave (Jose Cuervo is only 1/2, Patron is 100%). The greatest part is that it tastes better AND is significantly cheaper than Jose and Suaza. I like to keep my tequila in the freezer so that it doesn’t warm-up my drink.

I used 1 ounce of water in this recipe because I like a “lighter” drink, but if you want more of a punch, substitute tequila for the water.

Use POM and Simply Orange juices for this margarita, and while kind of pricey, they really make a big difference. I tried off-brand, cheaper juices and it dramatically effected the quality of the drink (but I am a margarita snob).

When looking for the blue agave sweetener, you may have difficulty finding it in your regular grocery store. I found mine (Izzy’s Organic Blue Agave) at our local Asian market, but have also seen it at Trader Joe’s. For a less “natural” margarita, you can also use simple sugar – 2 cups of water boiled with 2 cups of sugar, then cooled.

Then mix it all together in a shaker with a little ice. I used ounces as the given measurement in the recipe, but really it can be anything (1 ounce = 1 shot= 1 cup), as long as the proportions are the same.

Top with a slice of lime. I also added a few cranberries because they were lying around and are pretty!  :)

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15 Responses to Pomegranate Margarita

  • Erin M responds...
    January 6th, 2012 9:46 am

    So I have a recipe for BEER margaritas that I havent tryed yet… I will try it tonight and let you know how it is!

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    Jocie@OPC Reply:

    Oooo, that sounds interesting! Please do let me know how it is. It definitely gets points for creative ingredients. :)

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    jeff_williams Reply:

    My wife’s favorite is a beer-garita that we make at home quite often. I’ll see if she’ll share it.

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    Jocie Reply:

    Apparently we need to have a beer-rita contest! Erin submitted her recipe but we’d love to try your wife’s recipe, Jeff! WOW! i have never heard of a beer-rita and now TWO! :)

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  • Erin M responds...
    January 6th, 2012 1:00 pm

    So here’s the recipe…

    Ingredients
    1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
    12 fluid ounces tequila
    12 fluid ounces water
    12 fluid ounces mexican beer
    ice
    1 lime, cut into wedges
    Directions
    1.Pour limeade, tequila, water, and beer into a large pitcher. Stir until well-blended, and limeade has melted. Add ice if wanted, and garnish with lime wedges and salt. Adjust with additional water, if needed.

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    Erin M Reply:

    So last night I made this with a Mike’s hard Limeade instead of beer. It was awesome… good thing I only made a single serving, I probably would have drank the whole pitcher!

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  • Icarus responds...
    January 6th, 2012 3:40 pm

    What? No disclaimer not to try any of these in conjunction with other One Project Closer projects! j/k LOL

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    Jocie@OPC Reply:

    Lol! Totally just tried Erin’s beer-Rita and won’t be doing any home projects tonight! Hahaha

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  • Sara @ Russet Street Reno responds...
    January 7th, 2012 12:18 pm

    That looks beautiful and delicious!!

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  • M smith responds...
    January 8th, 2012 6:36 am

    started to drool after seeing the pic’s going home and trying 1 of each

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  • katieQ responds...
    January 18th, 2013 11:03 pm

    I’ve never made a margarita from scratch before. I have always used one of the frozen bucket style mixes. I can’t wait to try making my own.

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  • Lori Who Needs A Cape? responds...
    June 17th, 2013 11:28 am

    YUM! We love a good cocktail over at Who Needs A Cape?

    Please stop by and link this up at our SUPER SUNDAY Link Party:
    http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-2/

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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  • Crystal responds...
    June 22nd, 2013 7:27 pm

    YUM! Would love to have you share your post at our Ladies Only Blog Share link party. Our theme this week is summer! Visiting from What’s Shakin’ hop!

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  • Jessi @ Practically Functional responds...
    July 25th, 2013 2:54 am

    Yum! I love this recipe, it looks great! And the cranberries are super cute floating in that margarita. :-) Pinning this, and I’m stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog today as part of a roundup of 25 Refreshing Summer Cocktails! Feel free to stop by and grab a Featured button if you’d like, and thanks again for the great recipe!

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