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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 Margarita
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $4


  • 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


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.


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.


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