7/3/09

Pomegranate Margarita's


I love pomegranate juice. I love margarita's (only the slushy frozen kind!) and I love making color-coordinating drinks for the holidays. So this Fourth of July weekend I'm a on a roll to bring my readers some red, white & blue to add to their festivities!

This RED drink goes well with the patriotic theme and the frozen goodness is refreshing on a hot summer night. The quality of pomegranate juice you use in this will make all the difference. If you can afford it and aren't serving too many, the fresh juices you'll find in the veggie and fruit department are the best. If it's for a crowd I'd go to the juice aisle and get a more affordable bottle. *wink*

Pomegranate Margarita's

4 c crushed ice
1 c pomegranate juice
1/2 c orange liqueur (triple sec)
1/2 cup tequila
1 tablespoon lime juice
Optional: If you have a fresh pomegranate, add 1/2 of it (or about 4 T pomegranate seeds
Lime wedges
Coarse salt
Garnish: lime slices

Process first 5 ingredients, and, if desired, pomegranate seeds in a blender 30 seconds or until frothy. Rub rims of 6 glasses with lime wedges; dip in salt to coat. Pour margarita evenly into prepared glasses. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.
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