Skinny Pomegranate Margarita

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I had this Pomegranate Margarita at Longhorn Steakhouse. I don’t know if it was the stress of the week, the stress of the holidays, or just Friday night unwinding, but it was one good Margarita! The problem with margaritas is they’re so high in calories. I remember a time that I was the only one in the group that was concerned with calories. (I’ve always been concerned with calories!) Now, it seems everybody is conscience of calories or glutens or fat or sugar!
It’s exhausting!
I set out to create an awesome, low calorie concoction that was just as delish and
came up with this Skinny Pomegranate Margarita

Skinny Pomegranate Margarita

Skinny Pomegranate Margarita

Longhorn Steakhouse Pomegranate Margarita

This is the libation I came up with.
Pretty, right?!
It’s Yum too!
Skinny Pomegranate Margarita
Skinny Pomegranate Margarita
Here’s the secret!

Skinny Pomegranate Margarita    

Skinny Pomegranate Margarita
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  • 4 oz cherry pomegranate low calorie drink mix
  • 1½ oz Orange Tequila (I used Patron Citronge picture here.)
  • ½ oz freshly squeezed lime
  • 1 oz club soda (for a little zing!)
  • lime and/or pomegranate arils (for garnish, optional)
  • salt or sugar for rim (for garnish, optional)
  1. Make the Cherry Pomegranate: one pack usually makes 2 quarts or 64 oz of drink mix, for this cocktail make the drink mix using only 56 oz of water.
  2. Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour all ingredients: drink mix, tequila, lime juice, and club soda over ice and shake vigorously. Rub the lime around edge of glass then dip in salt or sugar. (I used sugar. It was a nice addition to the tang of the pomegranate.) You can fill the glass with ice and pour margarita over ice. I did not pour over ice because I didn't want it diluted!
  3. This makes a very pretty, deep red cocktail that's perfect for the holidays!
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This would be great served with Shrimp Quesadillas

shrimp quesadilla

Favorite Cinco de Mayo party foods


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  1. PJ @ Planned in Pencil says

    I LOVE pomegranate! I'm concerned how good this looks to me considering its 8 oclock on a thursday morning

  2. says

    I am more of a wine girl. My best friend L O V E S Margarita's. I am going to surprise her and make these for our New Years Eve party! Thanks for the idea.

  3. Ashley Marie says

    Hey Paula. Another Grow Your Blog Co-host here just stopping by to say HI! I've been following for a few months now. I saw this recipe and I cannot wait to try it with the In-Laws. That whole side of our family loves tequila and tequila mixed drinks. So this is sure to be a hit! Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

    YUM!! Just pinned this goodie :)) I could go for one right now!

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party 🙂


  5. says

    Hello! Found you VIA Paula's Blog Hop…i'm excited to keep reading your blog…new follower 🙂

  6. Mellissa Jones says

    ⋱‿♥⁀awe, looks way nice, tho wanting an alternative mix that doesn’t contain aspartame, as the great value brand does, a great one is Lipton Tea & Honey Blackberry Pomegranate, wonder if this will sill taste way yum, we shall see, thanks for sharing this drink recipe 😀


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