Cinnamon Pomegranate Margarita

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A festive margarita for the holidays! Our cinnamon pomegranate margarita is a twist on the classic margarita, using cinnamon syrup and pomegranate juice! It’s perfect for a holiday party!

Pomegranate Margarita with orange slice and fresh pomegranates.

‘Tis the season for holiday drinks and we’re always looking for something fun and festive to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas. A margarita is one of our favorite cocktails and can be enjoyed all year long by adding just a few additional ingredients you turn it into a holiday cocktail.

We also have the best margarita for fall too! Our pumpkin margarita recipe is one of the best!

Before diving into the recipe below, we’re sharing a brief history and some more useful information for making this delicious pomegranate margarita!

A BRIEF MARGARITA HISTORY 

The margarita history starts with Margaret Sames. In 1948, she invited some guests over for a cocktail party and decided to experiment with some alcohol. She mixed Cointreau and tequila with a bit of lime and salt around the edge of the glass. 

You can find ten marvelous Margarita recipes on our website here

Red pomegranate margaritas with cinnamon stick, orange slice and star anise.

HOW DO YOU RIM A GLASS WITH SUGAR or SALT?

For this recipe, we used sugar to salt the rim. It goes better with pomegranate juice. However, if you just love a salted rim you can do that too!

The best way to rim glass and have the salt stay on the rim is by using water. Place water on a shallow plate and salt on a separate shallow plate. 

Dip the rim of the glass in the water and then in the salt. We find that this works much better than using a lime or lemon wedge or citrus juice.

HOW MUCH ALCOHOL IS IN THE MARGARITA? 

Typically, there are two ounces of Tequila in a Margarita. You can add more or less depending on how you like the taste of Tequila.

Ingredients to make a pomegranate margarita

MARGARITA GLASSES

These days, you can get away with any 8-ounce lowball glass. You can also use a traditional Welled Margarita Glass. It offers a wide rim for you to put salt or sugar on it. It’s an elegant design that’s perfect for this drink!

Pomegranate margaritas with cinnamon sticks and star anise.

BEST TEQUILA FOR MARGARITAS 

Here are a few of our favorite tequilas. You can purchase these at any beverage store and at most grocery stores. Similarly, they’re all affordable and good quality.

For this recipe, we used Espolon Blanco.

Casamigos Blanco Tequila – Crisp with hints of vanilla. It’s a very good tequila to sip too.

Cazodores Tequila Reposado

Espolòn Reposada Tequila Blanco or Gold

Hornitos Reposado Tequila 

El Destilador Silver Tequila – Very affordable

Cinnamon simple syrup with a cocktail jigger and fresh pomegranates.

Items You’ll Need to Make a Pomegranate Margarita

  • Citrus Squeezer 
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Glasses
  • Knife
  • Cocktail Jigger
  • Sauce Pan and Measuring Cups – For the simple syrup.

How to Make Cinnamon Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is as simple as the name! It’s equal cups of water and sugar, simmered together in a saucepan until the sugar is melted. For this recipe, we added a cinnamon stick and star anise to give the cocktail a holiday spice flavor.

If you’re interested in learning more about making simple syrups, check out our complete guide full of information!

Fresh pomegranate cocktail in a cocktail shaker.

One of the most important steps when making a margarita is shaking. The ice works to dilute the cocktail creating the ingredients to perfectly blend together.

More Margarita Recipes You’ll Love!

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Blackberry Margarita Punch

Yellow Grapefruit 

Salt Air Margarita

A Charming Way to Serve A Mini Margarita 

Hibiscus 

Fruity Frozen Margaritas 

Holiday margaritas with cinnamon and orange

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Cinnamon Pomegranate Margarita

A twist on the classic margarita, this recipe is perfect for the holidays. It uses pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice, and homemade cinnamon syrup.
2.94 from 30 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Margarita
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice , freshly squeezed
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 ounce cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce cinnamon simple syrup

Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise

Instructions

Simple Syrup

  • In a saucepan combine the water, sugar, cinnamon stick, and star anise and bring to a simmer until the sugar has melted.
  • Let it simmer for another 5 minutes and then cool to room temperature.
  • The simple syrup can stay in the refrigerator for a week.

Cinnamon Pomegranate Margarita

  • Rim the glass with sugar.
  • Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake the cocktail for 30 seconds. Give it a good shake and no less than 30 seconds as the ice needs to dilute and mix the ingredients.
  • Strain the cocktail in a sugar-rimmed glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick, pomegranates, and an orange slice.

Notes

Make sure you shake the cocktail really well with ice. This is a very important step. 
Use sugar or salt for the rim.
Before straining the cocktail, give it a taste with a small spoon. If it needs to be sweeter add in a dash more simple syrup. If it needs more lime add that and give it another shake.
Enjoy! 

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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