Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pomegranate Margarita

I made these margaritas in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, yet another holiday where young 20-somethings pretend to honor a culture they have no affiliation with so they can get piss drunk. The original recipe called for limeade concentrate but the stores were out so I had to purchase the mix. When paired with the pomegranate juice, you can't even tell. If you're looking for a great tasting and strong summer drink, I highly recommend this margarita.

PS - This recipe is meant for a crowd. Don't go drinkin' 15 margaritas in one sitting.

Pomegranate Margarita
Makes: 15  Time: 10 minutes

12 ounces margarita mix
2 cups water
3 1/2 cups Jose Cuervo gold tequila
2 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup triple sec
4 cups ice
3 limes
1 cup pomegranate seeds

In a large pitcher, combine margarita mix, water, tequila, pomegranate juice and triple sec. Stir well. Pour half of the mixture into a blender, and add two cups of ice. Blend on pulse mode until the entire mixture is slushy, about 10 seconds. Repeat with second batch of margaritas.
Pour drinks into individual glasses. Garnish with a slice of lime, salted rim and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds.


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