Pomegranate Margarita

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This Pomegranate Margarita is an easy fruit margarita recipe! Use either pomegranate juice or seeds for a twist on the classic tequila cocktail.

This Pomegranate Margarita is a fun way to change up your classic margarita cocktail!

Close up of a Pomegranate Margarita in a short glass with a sugar rim and lime wedge

I love a good margarita, but I am not a fan of using the sweet and sour mixes.

I love a homemade margarita that is made with fresh fruit juices. Like my Chile Lime Watermelon Margarita!

And since I also love to experiment with flavors, this Pomegranate Margarita is a fun change to the classic tequila cocktail!

Two cocktails surrounded by limes and pomegranate pieces and seeds

I like to use clear tequila for this fruit margarita.

Colored or amber tequila works as well, but it does bring a little flavor with it.

The triple sec brings a hint of orange flavor. You could use other orange liqueurs or even a touch of orange juice if preferred.

Top view of two Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate Seeds or Pomegranate Juice?

Honestly, either will work.

I personally prefer the seeds because they have a fresher flavor and also bring a brighter red color to the cocktail.

To use pomegranate seeds (called pomegranate arils), simply substitute the 1 ounce of pomegranate juice with 1 Tablespoon of the pomegranate seeds and put them in the glass before adding ice or any other ingredients.

Then crush them with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon to crush the seeds open and release the juice.

Pomegranate juice is a great option if the seeds are not accessible or in season, or if you are making a batch for a crowd!

If I am able to get the seeds, I like to use them as a garnish in each drink for extra color, plus they are fun to eat. 🙂

A close up of a Pomegranate Margarita in a short glass with a lime wedge

Salt or Sugar Rim?

I am personally a huge fan of salt rims on margaritas, so that is my default.

But this fruit margarita is perfect for a sugar rim as well!

Regardless of which one you prefer, simply run a lime around the entire rim of the glass.

Then dip and roll the glass in either sugar or salt.

Now you are ready to fill with your cocktail and garnishes!

Red tequila cocktail in a sugar rimmed glass with fruit around it

Using Limes

I very strongly recommend using fresh lime juice instead of bottled lime juice for pretty much any recipe.

The flavor is just so much better from a fresh lime, especially when you can really taste it like in this pomegranate margarita.

You need 1/2 lime for each cocktail, which is about 1 ounce of juice (or just short of).

Want to avoid the dry limes? I have a trick for you!

Squeeze the limes! If they are firm, they are dry inside and you will not get much juice. If they are softer, you have a juicy lime!

I was doing this one day at the grocery store and a woman came up to me and said “I thought I was the only one that knew that trick!” and it works! Now no need to waste buying limes that are too dry.


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Pomegranate Margarita

This Pomegranate Margarita is an easy fruit margarita recipe! Use either pomegranate juice or seeds for a twist on the classic tequila cocktail.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 200kcal


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 lime (juice only)
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice (or 2 Tablespoons pomegranate seeds)


  • If desired, salt or sugar the glass rim by first running a lime wedge around the edge of the glass. Then roll the glass rim in sugar or salt.
  • If using pomegranate seeds, place the seeds in the bottom of the glass and crush with a muddler or wooden spoon to pop the seeds and release the juices.
  • Fill the glass with ice. Pour all ingredients over the ice. Stir.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and pomegranate seeds as desired.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

By on January 8th, 2021

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