Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas

Posted by Callies Biscuits on

Happy first day of summer, y'all! I'm cooling off in this June heat with refreshing pomegranate margaritas. This recipe is near and dear to my heart. The obsession started when I was living in New York City and my boyfriend (now husband), John, lived in Wyoming. He would visit me on long weekends where we spent our time at our favorite Mexican restaurant on the upper west side, Rosa Mexicano. We dined there so often that we quickly became friends with the bartender, José.

When John proposed, he sent me on a scavenger hunt across the city and one of the stops was the beloved Rosa Mexicano. It was  our friend José that presented me with my last clue on the hunt. That last clue led me to John where he got down on one knee. Wow – and to think, it all started with a margarita! 

I make this recipe with fresh pomegranates that I buy locally. You can juice a whole pomegranate in your electric juicer and it will yield half a cup of juice. If you don’t have a juicer, store-bought pomegranate juice works just as well! Pair with your favorite tequila and say cheers! 

Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas

Ingredients

    - ½ cup pomegranate juice - ½ cup fresh lime juice - 1 cup simple syrup - 1 cup clear tequila - 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar - 1 tablespoon salt - Zest of 1 lime - 1 lime cut into wedges for garnish - Ice

Simple Syrup Ingredients

    - 1 cup water - 1 cup sugar

Instructions

    1. Make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan over medium heat add the sugar and water. Stir until sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and let cool completely. Store in a glass jar for up to 3 weeks. 1. In a Vitamix or blender add the pomegranate juice, lime juice, simple syrup and tequila. Add in the ice to the top of the blender. Blend until thoroughly combined. 1. In a small bowl combine the turbinado sugar, salt and lime zest. 1. Rub a wedge of lime along the rim of the glasses. Dip each rim into the sugar mixture and roll to cover. 1. Pour the margaritas into sugar rimmed glasses. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge and enjoy!

    Leave the margaritas in the Vitamix or Blender with the lid on. Place it down in a cooler with ice and take it out on the boat or to the pool! – Carrie
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