Easy Pomegranate & Orange Margaritas!

December 12, 2011

Although I adore a nice glass of white wine {preferably White Merlot}, lately, I have been craving margaritas.  Which has actually been pretty easy to do since creating these deliciously fruity margaritas this summer.  I suppose you could also mix tequila with lime and Grand Marnier to make them from scratch, but when this perfectly mixed and measured bottle of Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita exists, why even bother? :)

Let's get started!

Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita {this is already mixed and has tequila in it.  It also has Grand Marnier {an orange liquor} and lime.}
1 Navel Orange
1 Lime
Grenadine Syrup
100% Pomegranate Juice
Sugar or Salt for {for the rim of your glass}
*Note: I pretty much eyeball and  make these to taste.  You can't mess them up, add in however much you think is right. :)

{Gather your ingredients.  Pour salt or sugar onto a plate to dip your glasses in.  I prefer sugar. YUM! You will also need a grater to zest the orange and a knife to slice.}

{Thinly slice your lime.  Save the butt end to rub on your glasses before dipping into your sugar {or salt.}}

{Rub the lime juice around your rim.  You could use a cute martini glass here but I actually prefer these 4 ounce tumblers. }
{Then dip.}
{Set aside.}
{Begin zesting your orange.  Be sure to only grate the orange peel.}

Make a few slices as well...to garnish the glass. Save half of the orange after zesting. You will need the juice.}

{Now it's time to make the margaritas.  Pomegranate is up first.  Add about 2 Tablespoons of Grenadine to your rimmed glass with ice ...not too much ice! :)}

{Add about 2 Tablespoons of Pomegranate Juice.}
{Top off with Jose Cuervo Margarita.}
{Add a twist of lime.  DONE!}
{Orange is next.  To your ice, add a sprinkle of orange zest.}
{Add a hefty squeeze of orange juice.}
{Add about 2 Tablespoons of Grenadine.}

{Top the orange off with Jose Cuervo Margarita, as well.  Add a twist of orange... and DONE!}
These are seriously so perfect.  And the possibilities are endless.  I can't wait to try crushed raspberries for a Raspberry Margarita.  Or pineapple juice and crushed pineapple for a Pineapple Margarita.

Drink responsibly and enjoy! ;)

xoxo, thanks for reading!

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