Treat yourself and your friends to a delicious and refreshing cocktail with this gorgeous and tempting no-added-sugar pomegranate margarita recipe!

It’s not a secret that we love a good cocktail around here…

Most of the time we keep things pretty simple.

We love making a skinny margarita: seltzer water with lime and tequila plus a packet of Pyure sweetener.

It’s super easy!

But sometimes we like to get our mix on.

Especially during the holidays.

This year I decided to create a recipe filled with the flavors and colors of Christmas!

One of my favorite fruits this time of year is the pomegranate.

This naturally sweet fruit is gorgeous and so much fun to eat.

Plus, it’s one of the few fruit juices you can find that has no added sugar.

So I wondered how our skinny margarita would taste if I added some pomegranate juice, and oh my gosh, it took the drink to a whole new level!

Then I added some orange liqueur too.

Two Pomegranate Margaritas on a table with cut pomegranate, orange, and lime

This Pomegranate Margarita is my new favorite cocktail, and I can’t wait to make a batch for Thanksgiving next week.

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What Kind of Tequila is Best for a Pomegranate Margarita?

There are two main kinds of tequila: gold or silver.

Gold tequila is aged in barrels and has a really smooth flavor.

It’s the best kind of tequila to enjoy over ice for sipping.

Silver tequila is bottled as soon as it’s distilled and its stronger flavor makes it ideal for use in mixed drinks.

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Besides flavor, silver tequila also lets the bright red color of the pomegranate juice shine through!

You can use gold tequila if that’s what you have on hand, but your margarita will be more of a burgundy color.

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Can You Make These Margaritas in Advance?

It’s so easy to mix up these sparkling pomegranate margaritas, but when you’re entertaining it’s nice to make a pitcher ahead of time.

Then you can spend more time socializing, and less time tending the bar.

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You can make these margaritas a day or two before your party, but wait to add the seltzer until just before you serve them.

In fact, I prefer adding the seltzer to each glass instead of the pitcher.

This lets your guests adjust how strong their drink is too.

You can serve a margarita in any kind of glass, but the wide rim of a margarita glass is ideal if you plan to rim your glasses.

Here are a few stylish options if you don’t already have margarita glasses in your home:

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The Best Way to Garnish a Pomegranate Margarita

Do you have to garnish your margarita?

Of course not!

But a wedge of lime is a simple way to add some Christmas color.

Sliced pomegranate, half a lime, and half an orange on a white table

You can also add a scoop of pomegranate arils (the juicy seeds).

I love cutting up a pomegranate and serving each margarita with a chunk of the fresh fruit inside.

Then you get an extra fruity treat when your drink is done!

A curl of orange peel is another garnishing option that adds even more color.

If you don’t feel like slicing orange peel, these are a really fun option too!

How to Serve Pomegranate Margaritas

If you like a salted rim for your margarita, try using pink Himalayan salt for a really pretty presentation.

Simply run a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass, then dip the glass into a plate covered with pink salt.

Or get a rimmer set like this one or this wood rimming plate.

Another fun option would be to dye granulated monk fruit or sweetener of your choice with a drop of red food coloring.

Or offer your guests a sweet and salty option by mixing together pink salt and red-dyed sweetener!

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You can also buy special flavored salts and sugars made especially for margaritas:

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But it’s not necessary to rim your glasses at all.

Keep things super simple if you prefer and skip that step altogether.

No matter how you choose to serve your sparkling margaritas, you may want to send your guests this recipe link when the party is over so they can make themselves a batch any time they want!

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Be sure to leave a star rating and review after you make the recipe.

This helps other people to find and enjoy it too.

Plus it means the world to us!

Two Pomegranate Margaritas on a table with cut pomegranate, orange, and lime

The Best Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Treat yourself and your friends to a delicious and refreshing cocktail with this gorgeous and no-added-sugar pomegranate margarita recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Silver Tequila
  • 1 cup unsweetened Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup Swerve powdered sweetener (or equivalent)
  • 12 oz. can Aha Blueberry Pomegranate Seltzer
  • Pink Himalyan Mineral Salt (optional)
  • Red Granulated Sweetener (optional)
  • Crushed Ice
  • Wedges of lime for garnish
  • Wedges of pomegranates or arils for garnish

Instructions

1. Combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, Cointreau, and sweetener in a pitcher or carafe. Use a frother to help the sweetener dissolve and blend into the liquid.

2. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve.

3. To serve, run a wedge of lime around the rim of the glasses, then lightly rim the glasses in pink salt or red-dyed monk fruit sweetener, if desired.

4. Fill glasses with crushed ice, then pour 1/2-2/3 cup pomegranate margarita mixture over the ice and top with seltzer water.

5. Garnish with a wedge of lime and/or wedge of fresh pomegranate or pomegranate arils.

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