You recovered from that turkey & football coma yet? My goodness, that was glorious. And gloriously painful. And if we’re talking about the Texans & Cowboys games, just flat-out glorious.
I wasn’t disowned for healthifying the broccoli & rice casserole. My dad was well enough to be up and about for the day. My cousin Sarah did all of the dishes as we cooked (what a novel idea – and what a saint). And I had exactly enough tequila for a pitcher of Pomegranate Margaritas.
Pomegranates are kind of a pain in the ass to deal with. They’re beautiful. They’re delicious. And they’re high maintenance, kind of like the crawfish of the fruit world.
You have to crack the fruit and dislodge the seeds carefully so you don’t ruin your shirt… all while still impressively ruining a shirt and an apron. That apron has since been known as the Dexter Apron.
But they’re beautiful. And they’re delicious. And it’s fun to put them in salad and on salmon or just eat them by plain by stained hand. And when you leave the hard work to the bottled pomegranate juice companies, they make one heck of a beautiful, delicious margarita.
Pomegranate juice makes the perfect winter margarita.
- 2 cups homemade margarita mix
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 cup silver tequila
- 16 oz bottle 100% pomegranate juice
- Salt or sugar, for rimming (optional)
- Lime wedges (optional)
- Pomegranate seeds (optional)
- Mix all ingredients in a pitcher.
- Pour over ice into salt or sugar-rimmed glasses.
- Serve garnished with lime wedges and fresh pomegranate seeds, if desired.
Yields: 8 servings
Estimated time: 10 minutes