Cinco de Mayo: pomegranate mint margarita

While Cinco de Mayo might not be Mexico’s most important holiday, it’s a nice excuse to get out the tequila and celebrate. Katie and I are two weeks away from iMedia graduation, so we definitely have a lot to celebrate. Today’s cocktail recipe is brought to you by one of my best friends, Sarah. I recently visited with her and another friend from college in Knoxville, TN. In between a trip to Dollywood and multiple games of cards, Sarah, who is excellent at all things culinary, made me the most delicious drink I’ve ever had. The cocktail, concocted on the spot, was deemed the “pomegranate mint margarita.” I thought it would be perfect to share for Cinco de Mayo since the cocktail is an interesting spin on the classic margarita.

pomagranate mint margarita Pomegranate Mint Margarita 

Ingredients: (makes two drinks)
3 ounces tequila
1 ounces triple sec
1 ounces pomegranate juice
1.5 limes
7-10 fresh mint leaves

Pour tequila, triple sec, pomegranate juice, and the juice of one and a half limes in a cocktail shaker. Take the mint leaves, rub together and tear into pieces (to release the extract) and drop in the shaker. Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds, or until ice-cold. Pour into 2 glasses and drink up! We made two batches (perhaps more…) for the shoot. 

pomegranate mint margaritaVisit Sarah’s cooking blog, Confessions of a Cookaholic, for more delicious recipes. Also, head over to You Are My Fave for more Cinco de Mayo inspiration. We did a guest post for Melanie since she’s got her hands full with her adorable new baby, Beck!

6 thoughts on “Cinco de Mayo: pomegranate mint margarita

  1. Yes Sue, I think this drink would be perfect for Sunset Beach! Thanks Mom! I’ll make you one over graduation.

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