Texas Chowgirl’s Pomarita

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This year, at our annual Give Party with The Gypsy Wagon, that benefits The Rise School of Dallas, we decided to serve up some Pomegranate Margaritas as our specialty cocktail for the event. One of the shoppers asked me what my secret was, and I told her that even though it should remain a secret that I would share. ha!

So here are the secrets to make these delicious, now coined by Carley of The Gypsy Wagon, Pomaritas.

Note: Don’t skimp on the pomegranate liquor. I already tried the cheap stuff for you and you will want to pass on it… unless you think cough syrup is delicious. If you are going to skimp, you can on the tequila. A good, inexpensive, one is Sauza.

Ingredients:

Pom (pomegranate juice)

PAMA (pomegranate liquor)

Tequila (any brand but I love Sauza)

Triple sec

Margarita mix ( Central Market makes the best fresh squeezed when you can’t squeeze your own)

secret

Shake together:

1 1/4 oz margarita mix

1 oz tequila

1/2 oz PAMA

1/2 oz POM

1/4 triple sec

Shake and serve over ice with a sugar (for Claire) or salt rim. Enjoy!

Margarita RX

No, I don’t self medicate, RX stands for rocks!

These recipe can be used for frozen also. When making your margarita, use this as a guide but always taste and adjust accordingly. Use less water for a more intense flavor.

Margarita Mix 1  (best and easiest to use for both RX and Frozen)
12 oz can Minute Made Limeade
2 oz of Roses Lime (approx)

This can be stored for a couple of week. Don’t add water to mix. Add the water when making your cocktail

Margarita Mix 2  (my favorite –Citrus Aide)
Ratio: 6 limes
2 Lemons
2 Oranges
Squeeze the citrus fruits into a container. Add simple syrup to create a Citrus-aide Margarita Mix
Simple Syrup– warm 2/3 water and add 1/3 sugar to melt sugar. Once cooled, add to Citrus fruit mixture. If you add while it is still warm, you will lose citrus flavor.
Make Citrus aide to taste.

Margarita Mix 3  (second favorite)
Squeeze key limes, add agave nectar. Make to taste.

Margarita RX
1 shot glass of Margarita Mix
1 shot glass of Tequila
1/2 shot glass of water
1/2 -3/4 shot of Triple sec (add more for sweeter margarita)

Shake, and pour over ice is a margarita glass. Make to taste. Do not use a wine glass or high ball glass. Just kidding.

Frozen Margarita
1 shot glass of Margarita Mix
7 oz of crushed ice
2 oz of frozen fruit
1 shot of Tequila
1/2 shot of triple sec
1/2 shot of frozen fruit matching liqueur*

* For mango margaritas use frozen mango and mango liqueur, frozen strawberries –use strawberry, frozen blueberries—use blueberry….duh. : 0 )