This sweet, refreshing Pomegranate Margarita is made with premium reposada tequila and is just right for celebrating the Day of the Dead. Thank you to Casa Noble for sending me a sample of their tequila, which I used in this recipe. I was not otherwise compensated, and all opinions are my own.
Did you know November 1 and 2 is Day of the Dead, a Mexican and Latin American holiday that celebrates the lives of loved ones who died? I can’t say that I had heard of it until I moved to San Francisco, which is rich with Hispanic culture. Now I see Day of the Dead celebrations around the city, and my kids learn about the holiday at school. Some people believe that Day of the Dead is a day when the spirts of loved ones who have passed away come back to visit, so the living build decorated altars adorned with things to entice the spirits back including incense, marigold flowers, skeletons and skulls, and even tequila for adults who have passed away. I may not have grown up observing Day of the Dead, but celebrating the lives of loved ones who have passed on sounds like a wonderful occasion. Plus, I’ll get behind any holiday that involves tequila. To help get me (and you) ready for the occasion, Casa Noble was kind enough to send me a sample of their reposado tequila to try. This aged spirit is delicious sipped and enjoyed on its own, but I also wanted to try it in a cocktail. The deep red color of this Pomegranate Margarita put me in the Day of the Dead spirit (you see what I did there?), and it tasted more sweet and mild than my typical lime margaritas.Print
Pomegranate Margarita and Day of the Dead Dinner Ideas
This sweet, refreshing tequila cocktail is great for special occasions or a Friday movie night!
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- 4 oz. Casa Noble reposado tequila
- 4 oz. pomegranate juice
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 2 tsp. agave nectar
- pinch of kosher salt plus more to salt rim if desired
Pour all ingredients with ice into a cocktail shaker. Shake very well to mix.
If salting the rims of the glasses, rub a cut lime around the outer edge of the glass, pour a little salt in the palm of your hand, and roll the edge in the salt to coat. Fill glasses with ice.
Strain mixed cocktail over the ice, and serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 5
- Category: Cocktail
If you celebrate Day of the Dead with just a pomegranate margarita (or three), you might start seeing ghosts no matter what day it is, so I recommend getting some food in your stomach too. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite Mexican dishes that would go great with this cocktail and any Mexican celebration. Cheers!
Thank you again to Casa Noble for sending me the a sample of tequila that I used in this recipe.
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
I am so jealous you got sent tequila! These look fantastic Andi! I’d make them year round.
Well you get Kahlua, so don’t feel too jealous ;) Yes, I’ll have these all year for sure! Thank you, Heather!
Cate @ Chez CateyLou says
I didn’t know much about Day of the Dead. I really like the idea though, and I definitely like how you are celebrating! These margs look so delicious!! And all of that Mexican food, yum!! I’m hungry now!
Thanks, Cate! It was interesting for me to learn more about Day of the Dead while writing this post. It sounds like a really special and fun holiday.
Ginny McMeans says
What a great line-up! That Pomegranate Margarita is truly going down today. I am going to the grocery store and am actually going to buy that Casa Noble Reposado Tequila. I will not forget the lime. :)
Glad you like it, Ginny! You can’t go wrong with tequila :) Margaritas are my favorite. Thanks so much!
Ginny McMeans says
It is 5:20. Guess what I’m drinking? :)
:D Cheers, Ginny!
Michelle @ My Gluten-free Kitchen says
I think that all the parents and teachers helping with school Halloween parties today should get one of these margaritas tonight!!
Ha, yes! I’ve already been to both of my kids schools this morning and am going back to the my older one’s this afternoon to help with their carnival. One of these margaritas is in my future after trick or treating tonight for sure :)
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
I am SO making these tonight when my friends come over. This is brilliant!!
Hope you guys like them, Ashley! Happy Halloween, and thank you :)