Oh, you don’t think of margaritas when you think of Christmas? Well, I’ve put together this handy checklist to determine whether or not margaritas are a seasonally appropriate cocktail for the holidays.
Also, I had these cactus string lights and I wanted to put them to use in the making of this holiday spirit.
I will warn you now that this cocktail comes on strong – like breathlessness after taking the stairs for two flights. It is tequila forward but finishes with the delightful seasonal flavours of pomegranate and clementine. So, what I’m saying is, when it comes to this particular drink, give love a chance – you’ll learn to love it on the second sip.
So, if you like tequila and singing along to “Feliz Navidad” – I suggest you raise a glass of this punchy pomegranate margarita – and try not to pick any political fights with your extended or inherited family members.
For each cocktail, shake tequila, Grand Marnier, pomegranate juice, lime and clementine juices over ice and then strain over fresh ice into lowball glass that has been rimmed with lime and dipped in salt. Garnish with a clementine twist.
Recipe adapted from: Rosen, Amy. “Pomegranate Orange Margaritas.” Food & Drink. Early Summer 2015.