Joey and I have developed quite the ritual for "date night" on Fridays. We feed the kids, do our nightly routine, and put them to bed. Joey goes to our favorite Mexican restaurant and orders take out, and we veg out on the couch eating nachos and watching Top Chef and Modern Family. It's comfortable and yes, maybe a bit lame, but we love it. While Joey's gone to pick up our dinner, I do exciting things such as cleaning the kitchen, sorting the mail, and replying to emails. And most importantly, of course making myself a margarita to enjoy with my dinner.
Pomegranate juice is great for mixing cocktails because it's beautiful, therefore creating a visually striking drink. I also love the sweet-tart flavor. And it pairs wonderfully with citrus, thereby making it and ideal margarita flavor.
These drinks are so pretty and festive, and they are delicious to boot. Slightly tart from the lime juice, sweet from the pomegranate and orange juices, and just potent enough from the booze. Love all around.
makes 4 margaritas
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 orange)
- 1/4 cup orange liqueur
- 2/3 cup tequila
- 3/4 cup pomegranate juice
- pomegranate seeds for garnish
Combine all of the ingredients through the pomegranate juice in a pitcher. Stir well to combine, then refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice, garnished with pomegranate seeds in each glass.