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." Cocktail Party Recipes

Pomegranate Margaritas
Photo: © Petrina Tinslay
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 ¾ cups chilled pomegranate juice

  • Kosher salt

  • 1 ½ cups silver tequila

  • 1 cup triple sec

  • cup fresh lime juice

  • Ice cubes

  • 8 lime wheels (for garnish)


  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.

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