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If you have ever been to Mexico then you might know that a truly authentic margarita is a bit different. Stronger, and less sweet to say the least. My goal with this Mixed-Up Pomegranate Lime Margarita Recipe was to keep some of the authentic flavor of a “real” margarita while adding in some fun, delicious flavors as well! But don’t worry, if you like a sweeter margarita, check the recipe notes for some tips on how to adjust the flavor to your taste.
I have to admit, I don’t usually make the drinks in our home. I leave that up to my fiance, Daryl. I consider that his area of expertise. I attempted to recruit him to help me with this recipe. Attempted. He stopped at the store and bought me everything on my list, but that’s where his help ended. Apparently, he doesn’t make margaritas – haha!
With this being a contest, I wanted to mix things up a bit. I chose to blend two flavors: pomegranate and lime. They actually go really well together. I’m surprised this hasn’t become a huge food trend yet!
I mixed things up even more by choosing two non-margarita drink mixes. I used the Stirrings Simple Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Mix and the Simple Mojito Cocktail Mix. They are basically juice blends and I wanted to show the versatility of both. I did use the Margarita Rimmer Cocktail Garnish because I wanted a salted rim.
My first recipe was a bit too authentic. Strong doesn’t even begin to describe it. I felt the fruit flavors got lost and it wasn’t what I was going for at all. We drank them anyway but agreed that I needed to try something else.
After a bit of tweaking, I finally got it! The recipe I have listed below will give you a margarita with a nice balance of flavors! Not too strong, not too sweet. The perfect Mixed-Up Pomegranate Lime Margarita recipe out there! Probably the only one…but it’s a good one!
If you’re already convinced that you need this recipe if your life (ha!) you can find Stirrings mixers and rimmers at Harris Teeter and Total Wine & More (if you are in my local area). You can find other locations by using the store locator on their website.
- 2 lime slices
- Stirrings Margarita Rimmer
- 2 ounces tequila *I used a blanco tequila
- 2 ounces triple sec
- 2 ounces Stirrings Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Mix
- 2 ounces Stirrings Mojito Cocktail Mix
Run one lime slice around the rim of a margarita glass, then squeeze the excess juice into the glass. Put a Tablespoon or so of the Margarita Rimmer on a plate and press the rim of the glass into it to coat it all the way around.
In a shaker, combine the tequila, triple sec, and both cocktail mixes. Add a few ice cubes if desired and shake until blended. Pour into the salt-rimmed glass and garnish with an extra lime slice.
- If you prefer a sweeter margarita, you can add agave, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the desired flavor is achieved. You can also make a simple syrup and use that instead.