It doesn't get more California than Margaritas for Christmas, and I have the perfect frozen pomegranate orange Christmas Margarita Recipe for you. This cocktail is beautiful, frosty, delicious and filled with holiday cheer!
Christmas Margarita Recipe
Frozen margaritas in winter may not seem apropos, but enjoyed fireside, or with a meal of Garlic Herb Butter Beef Roast and mashed potatoes, this frosty cocktail hits the spot! Garnish with a sparkling sugared rim, frosted sage leaves and pomegranate arils and you have the prettiest Christmas cocktail. Doesn't it look like mistletoe and holly?
Pomegranate Orange Margarita Ingredients
I really enjoy pomegranate margaritas, from my Chili Pomegranate to Spicy Pomegranate Margaritas with fresh jalapeños. This frozen Christmas version gets a holiday twist with fresh orange, lime and pomegranate juice, orange liqueur, silver tequila, and Master of Mixes Simple Syrup Light, for a hint of sweetness.
I use Master of Mixes Simple Syrup for my mixed drinks because it saves so much time and I don't have to wait for a homemade batch of simple syrup to cool before mixing drinks. I use both the Master of Mixes Simple Syrup and Simple Syrup Lite for my drinks and love both.
How to Make a Frozen Pomegranate Margarita
- Rim margarita glasses with sugar and set aside.
- To a blender add lime juice, orange juice, pomegranate juice, simple syrup, tequila and orange liqueur.
- Add ice and blend until frothy and completely smooth.
A really good blender that can crush ice into a smooth consistency is so essential for mixed drinks! The last thing you want is to bite down on chunks of ice in your frozen margaritas. This blender makes incredible frozen cocktails from margaritas to piña coladas and I highly recommend it for upping you cocktail game.
Garnish with sugared sage leaves and pomegranate arils, and you have a cocktail full of good cheer.
Sugared Herbs for Cocktails
Sugared rosemary and cranberries are a classic garnish for Christmas cocktails and desserts but I also really like the look of sugared sage leaves! They look so pretty in a cluster on top of these frozen margaritas and are incredibly easy to make.
Dip fresh sage leaves in Master of Mixes Simple Syrup Light and then again in granulated sugar and allow to dry. These sparkling leaves just add to the frosty appeal of this Christmas Margarita.
I like using the little clusters of smaller sage leaves because they look a lot like mistletoe while the pomegranate arils remind me of holly berries. Who wants a sip?
More Holiday Cocktails to Make
- White Sangria
- Santa's Spiked Hot Chocolate
- Moscow Reindeer Cocktail
- Cranberry Gin Fizz
- Peppermint White Christmas
- Cranberry Spice Margaritas
- Homemade Old Fashioned Mix
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Master of Mixes, a brand of products I love to use for my cocktails.
- 6 oz Silver Tequila
- 4 oz Orange Liqueur
- 12 oz Pomegranate Juice
- 3 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
- 1-2 oz Master of Mixes Simple Syrup Lite (to taste)
- 4 cups ice
- granulated sugar, for garnish
- sage leaves, for garnish
- pomegranate arils, for garnish
- Dip sage leaves in simple syrup and then sprinkle with granulated sugar. Set aside to dry while you make the margaritas.
- Rim cocktail glasses with lime juice and dip in granulated sugar, set aside. (optional)
- In a blender, combine tequila, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice, lime juice, orange juice, and simple syrup.
- Add ice and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into cocktail glasses and garnish with a sprinkle of pomegranate arils and a sugared sage leaves. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g