I tasted this drink, while visiting family in California, over Thanksgiving holiday. It was good, but it was missing something. I decided to make again when I got home. In California, I remember it being a pretty, pale, ballerina pink. This drink is now an extraordinary shade of pink. It is the color of the inside of a watermelon, and as delicious as it looks.
I really enjoy eating pomegranate seeds, and they are so healthy for you, but they are so messy, so I don’t eat them very often.
I used a potato masher to juice some seeds, then I strained the juice. Next time I will get some organic pomegranate juice from the store, and not bother with juicing the seeds. I added a half a handful of pomegranate seeds to the glass, after I poured the drink. I was happy I added them, because they were so yummy to snack on when I finished the drink.
This recipe is adapted from our Uncle Ben’s copy of, The Art Of The Bar, Tequila Gimlet De Grenada. Thank you Uncle Ben. I hope you make and enjoy this cocktail with your family and friends during the holidays, and beyond. I am thrilled to be linking up with Angela at Cottage Magpie and Domestic Fashionista, in their Holiday Recipes Linky Parade.
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz pomegranate liquor
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz fresh pomegranate juice
- 1/2 oz fresh orange juice
- kosher salt for rim of glass
- 1 handful of pomegranate seeds for bottom of glass
- Rub wedge of lime along rim of cocktail glass
- Pour 2 Tbsp salt into small plate
- Turn glass upside down and dip rim in salt all the way around pretty glass of choice
- Combine all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker
- Shake until cold
- Strain into a salt rimmed cocktail glass
- Cut half moon sliver of lime and slide onto rim
- Place 1/2 handful of pomegranate seeds into each glass