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
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.