Spicy Pomegranate Margaritas

These spicy pomegranate margaritas are the perfect sweet and spicy cocktail to serve this holiday season!

Spicy Pomegranate Margaritas

This margarita was made for the holidays! Serve it for any holiday get together through Thanksgiving til New Years Eve for a festive drink. But, it will really be great all winter long. It’s the perfect amount of sweet and it has a kick of spice. I made an easy jalapeño simple syrup for this drink and it’s great to have in the fridge for any spicy cocktail!

Jalapeño pomegranate margarita

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Spicy Pomegranate Margaritas



Jalapeno Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 sliced jalapeño, you can keep the seeds
Spicy Pomegranate Margaritas
cane sugar or salt for the rim
3 oz tequila, or to taste
1.5 oz Cointreau
6 oz pomegranate juice
2 oz jalapeño simple syrup, you can always add a little more but I suggest starting with this amount
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Optional garnishes: orange slices and pomegranate seeds


First make your jalapeño simple syrup. In a small sauce pan add your water and granulated sugar. Bring to a boil.

Add the jalapeño slices and reduce to a low simmer for about 12-14 minutes, stirring occasionally. It should thicken a bit.

Strain to remove the jalapeño slices and add to an air tight jar with a lid. Once cool, refrigerate until ready to use. It will stay good in the fridge for about 2-3 weeks.

For the margaritas, prep your glasses by running a lime wedge on the rim of each. Dip into a shallow plate or bowl of cane sugar or salt to coat the rim. Add ice to your glasses.

In a cocktail shaker combine ice, tequila, Cointreau, pomegranate juice, jalapeño simple syrup and lime juice. Shake and pour into prepared glasses.

Garnish with orange slices and pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

Keywords: cocktail, drink, pomegranate, jalapeño, margarita, christmas

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