National Margarita Day took place on February 22, and this year Patrón celebrated by creating four recipes using its popular silver tequila. The pomegranate margarita, featuring all the traditional ingredients alongside pomegranate juice and seeds, hits the marks marg drinkers look for while also exciting the palate with added tartness and textural complexity. Drinkers will agree that this margarita works well beyond National Margarita Day. The only thing left to argue about is how heavily to salt the rim.
1.5 ounces Patrón Silver
1 ounce orange liqueur
.75 ounces fresh lime juice
.5 ounces pomegranate juice
1 barspoon simple syrup
Salt for rim
Lime wheel for garnish
Spoonful of pomegranate seeds for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and rimmed with salt.
Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel placed in the glass.