Pretty, Delicious, and Perfect For Valentine’s Day: The Pomegranate Margarita

The following post was originally featured on Analida’s Ethnic Spoon and written by Analida Braeger, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Latina.

The pomegranate margarita 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?

Pomegranates have been harvested since about 3,000 BC. 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 1970s, pomegranates were virtually unknown in the US. They were introduced by the influx of immigrants following the Iranian revolution, and today, most of them 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. It’ll add a hint of interest to your party, and its 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. It goes well with just about any appetizer you can think of.

Pomegranate Margarita

Ingredients

  1. 1 shot of tequila (white)
  2. 1 shot of Triple Sec
  3. 1 shot of pomegranate juice
  4. A couple of pomegranate seeds
  5. Sugar
  1. *If you want to make a pitcher, you can use equal parts of all liquids.

Directions

  1. In a shaker, place a few ice cubes and all the liquids. Shake a few times.
  2. Take a pomegranate seed and rim the glass.
  3. Dip the glass in some sugar.
  4. Serve cold.

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