If you’re on the hunt for the best pomegranate margarita recipe – especially one that makes an entire pitcher at a time – you’ve found it. It’s so simple, so good, and it’s now mandatory that I bring it to every gathering!
What’s better than making a pomegranate margarita?
Making a pitcher of them!
Well, let’s not get crazy. Drinking them is obviously better than either of those! 🤣
The first time I made this pomegranate margarita recipe was for Christmas about 10 years ago when the weather was above 50 degrees and we all decided it would be great to sit outside in December!
Pomegranate margaritas were suggested so I put my own spin on them so they’d be a bit more festive-looking. Everyone went crazy for them and they’re constantly being requested for one gathering or another.
If I’m making more than one cocktail for a party, I’ll often include this Mezcal Grapefruit Cocktail or any one of these Moscow Mule variations. These cucumber margaritas are also fantastic. And although I haven’t tried it, this Blackberry Margarita Smash looks pretty tasty!
Should I use a high-quality silver Tequila in Pomegranate Margaritas?
Here’s some good news: you don’t need to use an expensive tequila for pomegranate margaritas. I’ve used both expensive, silver tequila and its cheaper gold counterpart, and no one could really tell a difference.
It’s fine to use silver tequila if that’s what you have on hand and/or prefer. Just know that it’s not really necessary to turn out a truly terrific pitcher!
Tips for making a pitcher of Pomegranate Margaritas
- As already stated above, don’t be too concerned about the quality of your tequila
- It’s very important to use 100% real pomegranate juice. Don’t buy something in the fruit juice aisle that’s concentrated or a mix. I’ve tried it and it just isn’t the same! POM Wonderful is a good brand but anything will work as long as it’s 100% real juice.
- Put ice in the glass, not in the pitcher. I realize these photos have ice in the pitcher, but that was just for photography purposes. You don’t want to water down the entire pitcher, especially if you don’t end up drinking them all.
- You can add pomegranate arils to each drink but it’s not necessary. They’re pretty and taste great, so add them if you like, but it’s not going to make or break this cocktail.
- If you do have some left, just pop the pitcher into the fridge and enjoy them within a few days.
- This pomegranate margarita recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
- The frozen limeade doesn’t need to be thawed, but it does make it a tiny bit easier to mix. I usually put the limeade in first to avoid any splashes when adding it to the pitcher.
- Have plenty of lime wedges on hand. They’re especially good with these particular margaritas.
Memorial Day is coming in just a couple of weeks, friends, and summer arrives just behind it. So put your pomegranate margarita pants on and get things started! The only recipe you’ll need is below!
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- 2 cups tequila (gold is fine)
- 1 cup triple sec
- 2 cups pomegranate juice (use 100% pomegranate juice, such as POM Wonderful or something similar)
- 1 12-oz container frozen limeade concentrate
- 2 cups water
- lime wedges (for serving)
- Pour all of the ingredients into a pitcher and mix well. Serve over ice with lime wedges in salt-rimmed glasses.
Although the photos show ice in the pitcher, it's better to put the ice in individual glasses so as not to dilute what's left in the pitcher.
Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge and enjoyed within a few days.
These can easily be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you're ready to serve. I usually double or triple the recipe depending on how many people will be imbibing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 0g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.