And when you add a splash of pomegranate juice, it's practically a health drink! Or at the very least, a rosy shade of pink that will, by osmosis, make you feel slightly less pallid.
About that girly hue, I admit I felt a tiny bit embarrassed offering these cocktails to my male guests, who arrived bearing beer. I was all, "Can I interest you fellows in a pomegranate margarita?" And you know what, gender norms be damned! One dude liked them, even asked for seconds. Pomegranate margaritas--the great equalizer. Who knew?
Adapted from Rosa Mexicano. Pretty please use fresh lime and pomegranate juice, it makes a difference! If you like a more traditionally tart margarita, omit the simple syrup, but I like that tiny bit of sweetness.
(Makes 6 drinks)
12 oz. white tequila
3 oz. Triple Sec
6 oz. lime juice
6 Tbsp. pomegranate juice (I used Pom because the company sent me some samples)
1/2 cup simple syrup
1 lime, thinly sliced, optional
Chill all of the ingredients before making this drink. In a pitcher, combine the tequila, Triple Sec and juices. Stir until blended. Float the lime slices on top, if desired. Pour into ice-filled glasses and serve.