Margaritas in December. It doesn’t exactly compute — margaritas smack of summer and poolside — but after giving a pomegranate margarita a whirl, I’m on board.
I’m still not sure it’s something I’d want to drink every evening by the fireside, but it certainly was a tasty departure from the norm, and perfect for those warm winter evenings that sometimes happen in Texas.
- 1½ oz good-quality tequila
- 2 oz Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur*
- 2 oz pomegranate juice
- 2 oz lime juice
- ¾ oz light agave nectar
- ¾ oz warm water
- pomegranate seeds for garnish (optional)
- Combine the tequila, Grand Marnier, pomegranate juice and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice.
- Mix the agave nectar and warm water in a small bowl and whisk together. Add to the shaker.
- Shake well and strain into a salt-rimmed glass (over the rocks if you prefer) and garnish with pomegranate seeds if desired.