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Cinco de Mayo is just three days away and we’ve gotten the party started early.  Dyanna and I decided to have an impromptu Cinco de Mayo celebration. It was much deserved and much needed. And you can’t celebate Cinco de Mayo without margaritas!! So today, I’m sharing with you a recipe for the pomegranate margaritas we had.

from JasonandShawnda.com

Before I get started, I wanted to tell you about the basics of a classic margarita — simple syrup, triple sec, tequila and lime juice. That’s really all there is to it and it makes a great drink. There are tons of ways to make a margarita. You can add Grand Marnier or fruit or cucumber or herbs. The variety of margaritas is endless. Some people rim their glasses in salt or sugar for an added touch of flavor. Our margaritas were so delicious, I didn’t think they needed it.

Pomegranate Margarita

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Lime Juice (Don’t forget this because it makes a HUGE difference)
  • Triple Sec and/or Simple Syrup (Simple Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar. Heat and stir in a pan until sugar dissolves.)
  • Tequila
  • Mango or Jalapeno to kick it up a bit (optional)

Tools:

  • A blender (for frozen margaritas)
  • A shaker (for margaritas on the rocks)

Directions:

Place ice in blender, 1 cup of lime juice, 3/4 cup of tequila, 1/2 cup of pomegranate juice, and 1/2 cup of triple sec (1/4 cup triple sec, if you are adding simple syrup (1/4 cup)). Blend.

Taste to see if flavor is to liking. Perhaps you want more strength, add more tequila. If you want more sweetness, add more triple sec or simple syrup. If you want more of a punch, add more lime juice. Adjust to desired preference. Blend and serve.

If you are prefer on the rocks, half the measurements above and place ingredients in a shaker. Shake and serve.

I added some cut up mango to my margarita. Dyanna muddled jalapeno and mango together for an added kick. And an added kick she got! 🙂 If you like a hint of spice, adding a bit of jalapeno may be your trick.

For salt or sugar rimmed glasses, dip the rim of a glass in simple syrup. Then twirl glass in salt or sugar so entire rim is covered.

I hope you enjoy these margaritas as much as we did. Let me know how they turn out for you.

Here are some other margarita recipes for you to try out:

Blood Orange Margarita

Mango Margarita

Pomegranate Margarita Martini

– G

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