Pomagranate Ginger Margaritas

Pomagranate Ginger Margaritas

What’s up Thirsty Thursday (Holiday Edition)!!! What. Is. Up🤩🤩🤩

If there’s a time of the year we need these, it’s now! Christmas is in 19 days, that’s both exciting and terrifying because I feel like I have never not been this ready for it in yearsss!! Who’s with me? Well, I think these Pomegranate Ginger Margaritas will helps us friends, I really do. First of all, how festive right??? Is it just me or a cocktail is even better when it’s cute? And pink😍!Pomegranates, we all love them, but hate to open them! Aghhh every. darn. time, so annoying, what a mess. I know you can buy them already seeded but every time I buy those, I feel like there not  as fresh so I always keep buying the whole fruit. I did see at Super Store recently they had some in the frozen section and they’re pretty good! So that’s also an option. Either or you don’t really need the seeds to make this cocktail it’s mostly for garnish! We are going to use Pomegranate juice (so that rant about pomegranate seeds might have been useless… lol)

Moving on, to the Important Stuff: The MARGS! I must say that Margaritas are not my cocktail of choice usually, but I think this is my favourite yet (although my Spicy Watermelon Margs are killer on a hot Summer day). SO, Pomegranate Juice, fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Simple Syrup, Orange Liqueur and Tequilaaa! Then, go crazy with all the garnishes because why the heck not. Crystalized Ginger, Pomegranate Seeds, Lime Wedges, ALL of them! To Rim or not to Rim? Up to you! I personally like a salty rim but some people prefer to skip it!! I do a mix of coarse salt, white granulated sugar and lime zest. You could also finely chop some of that crystalized ginger and mix it with the salt mixture, delicious.

These are the ratios for one Cocktail but you could totally make this pitcher style for a party!!!

  • 1 Ounce Pomegranate Juice (such as POM, unsweetened)
  • 1 Ounce Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Ounce Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1 Ounce Orange Liqueur (Such as Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 1.5-2 Ounce Tequila (I prefer Patron)
  • Pinch of Salt 

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake, shake, shake and serve in prepared glass over ice.

If you want to make a pitcher, here is what you’ll need for 8 servings:

  • 1 Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1 Cup Orange Liqueur
  • 1.5 – 2 Cups Tequila
  • A few good pinches of Salt 

Now when I say 8 servings… that can be 4 servings… or 2! It’s your Party and you can do what you want, K? K! 😉😏There you have it, Drinks for 1 or a Crowd! Cheers and Stay Tuned for next week’s Thirsty Thursday… there might a little giveaway involved🎁🎁🎁!!!

XO, Nat

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Pomagranate Ginger Margaritas

  • Author: Natalie

Description

Pomegranate Ginger Margaritas, Festive Cocktail at it’s Finest. Perfect mix of everything you want in a Holiday Drink! Make one, or a whole pitcher! Cheers


Ingredients

For The Ginger Simple Syrup:

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup White Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Ginger, Chopped

1 Pomegranate Ginger Margarita:

  • 1 Oz. Pomegranate Juice, unsweetened (such as POM)
  • 1 Oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Oz. Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1 Oz. Orange Liqueur (Such as Cointreau)
  • 1.5 -2 Oz. Tequila
  • Pinch of Salt

For a Pitcher of Pomegranate Ginger Margaritas:

  • 1 Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Cup Ginger Simple Syrup
  • 1 Cup Orange Liqueur
  • 1.5-2 Cups Tequila
  • A few good pinches of Salt

For the Salt & Sugar Lime Rimmer:

  • Equal part Coarse Salt and Sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime

Garnishes:

  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Limes Wedges/Slices
  • Crystalized Ginger

Instructions

For the Ginger Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, water and ginger to a boil. Once the sugar has completely dissolved, remove from heat and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Discard the ginger and store the Simple Syrup in the fridge until ready to use. It can be made ahead of time and will keep in the fridge for up to a month. 

For 1 Margarita:

  1. Rim the contour of the glass with a wedge of lime. Then, dip the rim in Salt/Sugar mixture. Add ice to the glass and proceed to mixing cocktail.
  2. To a cocktail shaker, add the Pomegranate Juice, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Orange Liqueur, Tequila and pinch of Salt. Add Ice and Shake.
  3. Pour in prepared glass and garnish with ALL the garnishes.

For a Pitcher of Margaritas:

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the Pomegranate Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Orange Liqueur, Tequila along with a few good pinches of salt. Mix everything together with a spoon and store in the fridge until ready to use*.

Notes

*For the Pitcher Style Margaritas: You don’t want to add the ice to the pitcher. Store the pitcher in the fridge until ready to serve and pour over ice in prepared glasses as you go! You could also pour some of the mixture in a cocktail shaker as you go if you want it icy cold a little frothy.

 

 

 



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