The debate as to where the original margarita was created may never end, but while the forums and discussions continue, the rest of the world drinks on.
Today I’m sharing a cocktail that I created over the weekend while entertaining some friends. While the weather may not always be perfect where I am, it occasionally has moments that are perfectly suited to sipping summer cocktails, no matter what season we’re in. With the ruby red grapefruit subbing in for the lime in this libation, I decided it needed a little something else to really set it apart, and I found that something in pomegranate. Simply simmer it with a bit of sugar and water to make a simple syrup. It takes the cocktail to the next level.
Finally, to finish everything off and spice things up a bit, add some Tajín to the rim in place of the salt.
- 1.5 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce ruby red grapefruit juice
- 0.5 ounce pomegranate simple syrup (*recipe below)
- 1 cup ice
- 1 teaspoon salt
Rim the coupe glass with salt. Combine liquid ingredients with 1 cup of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake to chill and combine ingredients. Fine strain into the coupe glass.
Pomegranate Simple Syrup
- 1 cup of pomegranate juice
- 1 cup of sugar
Add pomegranate juice and sugar to a medium saucepan and simmer until the sugar dissolves. Cool mixture.