Pomegranate Vanilla Bean Margaritas
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Recipe type: Gluten free, Grain free, Drink, Cocktail, Margarita
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Serves: 1 drink
 
These festive pomegranate vanilla bean margaritas are sweet and just a tad sour, with extra richness thanks to the vanilla.
Ingredients
For the honey vanilla simple syrup (makes enough for 6+ drinks):
For each margarita:
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar + 2 pinches of sea salt, for rimming the glass
  • ¾ cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey vanilla simple syrup (recipe below), or to taste
  • 1 shot tequila, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pomegranate or regular ice cubes**
  • Slices of lime and/or persimmon, for garnish
Instructions
  1. To make the honey vanilla simple syrup, heat all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until steam rises from the edges. Cool to room temperature before using. The syrup will keep in a jar in the refrigerator for a week.
  2. Combine the sugar and salt on a flat plate. Rub a lime slice on the rim of the glass and dip into the mixture of sugar and salt to coat the rim.
  3. Mix the juices, simple syrup, tequila, and vanilla extract in a cocktail shaker or measuring cup.
  4. Add pomegranate ice cubes to the cup and pour in the juice mixture. Garnish with lime and persimmon slices and serve.
Notes
*You can substitute seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean plus ½ teaspoon vanilla extract.
**To make pomegranate ice cubes, fill an ice cube tray about halfway with arils from half a large pomegranate. Fill the rest of the way with water and freeze.
Recipe by A Calculated Whisk at https://acalculatedwhisk.com/pomegranate-vanilla-bean-margaritas/