Pomegranate Margaritas

"I just love pomegranates," says chef Govind Armstrong, who uses the tart fruit in everything from salads to sauces. "Last winter, so many farmers brought me pomegranates that I had to think of something else to do with them. So I came up with this cocktail."


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  • Servings: 8

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  • 1 3/4 cups chilled pomegranate juice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups silver tequila
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • 2/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • 8 lime wheels, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Pour 1/4 cup of the pomegranate juice into a saucer; spread kosher salt in another saucer. Moisten the outer edge of 8 margarita glasses with the pomegranate juice, then coat with the salt.

  2. In a pitcher, stir the remaining 1 1/2 cups of pomegranate juice, the tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Working in batches, shake the mixture in a large ice-filled shaker, then strain into the glasses. Garnish each margarita with a lime wheel and serve.

Contributed By Photo © Petrina Tinslay Published November 2005

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