Pomegranate Margarita: Sweet, tart, refreshing, and delicious beverage. This is the perfect cocktail for Valentines's Day. It's pretty, red, and so delicious. Now, let me be straight with you, when it comes to margaritas I've always been a purist.
I am not one of those girls who likes drinks with little colorful umbrellas.
But in this case, why not try new things right? So here we are! By the way, even though this is a girly kind of drink, there are still no umbrellas, LOL!
Pomegranates have been harvested since about 3,000 B.C. Yes, they are an ancient fruit. As a matter of fact, some scholars believe that it was a pomegranate and not an apple that caused the downfall of Adam and Eve. Pomegranates are typical to the cuisine of the Middle East. Up until the late 1970's pomegranates were virtually unknown in the U.S. They first appeared in the United States following the Iranian revolution. Today, most of the U.S. pomegranates grow in California.
Pomegranates have become very popular these days, and given their health benefits I can certainly see why. They are a powerhouse of antioxidants and contain other vitamins, such as C and K. Pomegranates are also high in folic acid. Their taste is also a reason for their increased popularity: crunchy, and sweet, tart. Opening a pomegranate reveals hundreds of juicy, fruit-covered seeds. Yum!
A twist on the original
Pomegranate cocktails aren't health food, sorry. It is kind of a neat and different twist on the classic margarita recipe. A pomegranate margarita will add a hint of interest to your party. It's pretty red color and contrasting flavors are certainly noteworthy. Serve it at your next cocktail party, or on a Friday evening with your favorite tapas. Better yet, invite a bunch of friends over for brunch, and make this your new signature drink. A pomegranate margarita will go well with just about any appetizer you can think of.
If you like to mix up cocktails at home here are a few more to try or bookmark for later. If you are looking for some other trendy cocktails you might want to try this tangy blue margarita made with blue curacao. If you want another tropical libation try a coconut mojito for a sweet and tangy combination. If you are after a more classic cocktail the you can try two versions of my husband’s favorite: The Manhatan. If you are interested in some warm hot toddy style drinks on a cold Saint Patrick’s Day you have to try traditional Irish coffee or a warm and creamy scailtin Irish milk punch. Enjoy!
- In a shaker, place a few ice cubes and all the liquids. Shake a few times.
- Take a pomegranate seed and rim the glass.
- Dip the glass in some sugar.
- Serve cold.