Calling all tequila lovers! Update your traditional Pomegranate Martini recipe by replacing the vodka with tequila. You can thank me later.
Tequila doesn't get the love it deserves, especially when it comes to martinis. So we decided to change that when we made this delicious Pomegranate Martini recipe.
And ooh la la are we on to something. This tasty concoction is our new favorite holiday cocktail. It's smooth, not too sweet and gorgeous to boot. How can you resist?
Whoever thinks that tequila doesn't belong in martinis is missing out on the good things in life. We love a classic margarita like everyone else, but this festive martini lets the tequila shine.
This martini is so good, even people who think they don't like tequila fall in love with it. Are you checking your liquor cabinet yet?
There are only a few ingredients for this martini recipe so be sure to use the highest qualty! Fresh Lime juice is essential!
- pomegranate juice
- lime juice
- Grand Marnier
Note: There is only a splash of grenadine in this drink, but don't skip it if you can help it!
Sugar Rimmed Glasses
The sugar rimmed glasses are essential for this cocktail, so please don't skip this step.
Step 1: Rim the edge of the martini glass with a lime.
Step 2: Pour superfine sugar on a small plate.
Step 3: Invert glass on top of sugar and twist to coat,
Step: Turn glass back over and set aside until ready to fill.
Martinis are best served cold so be sure to shake them with lots of ice!
Step 1: Fill a shaker with ice.
Step 2: Add tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, splash of grenadine and Grand Marnier and shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds.
Step 3: Strain contents into prepared glass.
Step 4: Garnish and serve immediately.
This recipe is pretty forgiving so you can use gold or silver tequila in it, just be sure it is something that you like to drink alone. The flavor of the drink is only as good as the individual ingredients.
Superfine sugar is exactly what it sounds like: sugar that is super fine. It is readily available and can be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
Absolutely! I love to make a batch ahead of time, just wait to add the ice until you give it a final shaker before serving.
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- Superfine sugar and lime wedge for rim
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce pomegranate juice
- ¾ ounce lime juice
- ¾ ounce Grand Marnier
- Splash of grenadine
- Prepare the glass by rubbing edge with lime wedge and coating in superfine sugar.
- Pour all liquid ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice and shake well.
- Strain contents of shaker into glass and serve immediately.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
Looking for a new tequila drink? This smooth Pomegranate Martini uses tequila instead of vodka and will soon become your favorite happy hour cocktail!