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 have always been kind of a purist. Yes, I am not one of those girls who likes fancy 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 were introduced into the United States following the Iranian revolution, by the influx of immigrants. Today, most of the U.S. pomegranates are grown 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, sweet, tart, and utterly delicious.
Although a pomegranate margarita isn’t considered health food, sorry, it is kind of a neat and different twist on the tried and true beverage. 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.
- 1 shot of Tequila (white)
- 1 shot of Triple Sec
- 1 shot of pomegranate juice
- a couple of pomegranate seeds
- *If you want to make a pitcher, you can use equal parts of all liquids.
- 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.