With the warmer weather supposedly approaching, these were the perfect drink for my double date dinner I hosted. I went all out with the Mexican theme, serving up the chicken enchiladas, guacamole, and these margaritas. The dessert was not quite Mexican, but I promise, it is definitely delicious (recipe coming soon!) My sister Cathleen came across this recipe last year in Good Housekeeping and made them for her in-laws around Christmas two years ago. It wasn’t until her Super Bowl party this year that I got to try them for myself, I think they may be my new favorite adult beverage!
I have had a recent obsession with pomegranates ever since my friend Bethany encouraged me to try them a little while ago. Since then I have been looking for different recipes that include them and also finally got to try Chobani’s pomegranate Greek yogurt. I have definitely been missing out on this delicious fruit.
Now I have never been a fan of Mr. Cuervo, but for some reason this drink blends so perfectly together that the fruit taste really outshines the alcohol. I adapted the recipe slightly for less tequila, but you can do it to your taste. They are easy to prepare and I was able to whip these up in no time for Saturday’s dinner. In case you are unable to drink, there is also a substitute for a virgin margarita that I have included below. If you are hosting a party soon, I suggest mixing up a pitcher of these to serve to your guests, they will not be disappointed!
What you’ll need:
1 can(s) (12-ounce) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
2 cup(s) water
2 cup(s) gold tequila
2 cup(s) pomegranate juice
1 cup(s) triple sec
Ice cubes for serving
1 cup(s) fresh pomegranate seeds (from 1 pomegranate)
What you’ll do:
In large pitcher, combine limeade and water until well blended. Stir in tequila, pomegranate juice, and triple sec. Cut each lime crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick wheels; cut a slit in each wheel, from center to edge. To serve, place ice cubes and a few pomegranate seeds in each glass; place a lime wheel on rim.
Virgin Pomegranate Margaritas: Substitute 2 cups lemon-lime seltzer for tequila and triple sec. Proceed as above. You can mix and refrigerate the margaritas up to a day ahead.
Source: Adapted slightly from Good Housekeeping