5 from 9 votes
Overhead shot of a cocktail glass filled with Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita with a salt & sugar rim and garnished with sugared cranberries; with a small vase of white flowers, sugared cranberries and an additional cocktail surrounding the glass.
Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Tangy, tart and naturally sweet, this Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita is stunning on the eyes, and smooth to sip!  Easy to prepare, and garnished with simple, DIY sugared cranberries, this cocktail is the perfect addition to any celebration, or a great way to toast 'it's 5 o'clock somewhere'!
Course: Cocktail, drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, cranberry, holiday, lime, margarita, New Year, pomegranate, sugared cranberries, thanksgiving
Servings: 2
Calories: 435 kcal
Ingredients
  • ¾ Cup Tequila *
  • 1/3 Cup Orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • ½ Cup Pomegranate Juice
  • ½ Cup Cranberry Juice (make sure it’s a brand that is 100% juice)
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 ounce Agave Nectar optional
  • Club Soda to taste (optional)
Sugared Cranberries: (yield 3/4 Cups)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar divided
  • 3 ounces Fresh Cranberries
  • Garnish: Ice Cubes, Lime Wedges, Pomegranate Arils, Salt & Sugared Rim, Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
Instructions
  1. Make the sugared cranberries: Combine ¼ cup of sugar and ¼ cup of water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and stir until the sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat, and add in the cranberries. Stir until well coated. Allow to sit for 10 minutes*, then using a slotted spoon, transfer the cranberries to a wire rack*. Set aside and allow them to dry for at least 1 hour.

  2. Once dry, add the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar to a large plate. Roll the cranberries in sugar until well coated. Allow to dry again, for at least another hour.

  3. For the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, or Mason jar, add the tequila through lime juice. Fill with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds. Taste and adjust with optional agave and club soda.
  4. Serve:  Strain margarita over ice filled glass rimmed with sugar and salt*.  Garnish with sugared cranberries and other optional garnishes if using. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Yield:  about 3 cups

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435
% Daily Value*
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Sugar 37g41%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.