Pomegranate Tangerine Margarita {mind-over-batter.com}

We all deal with stress in different ways.

Me? I play Tetris and eat crazy amounts of Wonka candy.

I’m not saying I’m stressed very often, but I am going to say I hold a record 928 lines in Tetris. And I start my games at level 15. Always.

Further to that, I don’t I wear dentures, but I do have 2 crowns. And let’s just say I’m glad the amalgam used it my dental fillings does not register as an actual metal in airport security check-ins.

Ok… TMI…

Sometimes I wonder why I haven’t taken up drinking. OK, that’s not really true. I don’t wonder why I haven’t taken up drinking. I know the answer to that.

You see, I’m a bit of an overachiever in some areas and a hardcore procrastinator in others. If I took up gymnastics it would be hardcore procrastination nation – but if I took up drinking I would achieve Queen Lush stats; complete with crown, feather boa and fiery whiskey breath.

Pomegranate Tangerine Margarita {mind-over-batter.com}

Though I enjoy sporting feather boas from time to time this sort of behavior doesn’t bode well for a mom, so I don’t drink very often. But when I do, I do it right!

Seriously, a sista’s been stressed lately, and Tetris isn’t pulling its weight. The staff at Family Dollar is starting to ask questions about my increased candy inhaling.

“Back again?! Didn’t you JUST buy 4 packs of the giant Sweet Tarts?!”

“Yes I did… Thanks for noticing…”

Pomegranate Tangerine Margarita {mind-over-batter.com}

OK – It’s not right to drown your stress woes in drink. I don’t recommend it on a daily basis and I don’t want to see you in the gutter. I do, however, recommend this pomegranate tangerine margarita. It will tantalize your taste buds, combining the tartness of pomegranate and sweet brightness of tangerines.

And we all know what margaritas have, don’t we?

What is the main component to any good margarita?

TEQUILA!

Yea buddy…!

All you need here is tequila, triple sec, fruit-flavored simple syrup, pomegranate, tangerine, and lemon juice, a blender and some ice. Bring with you a willing disposition and BANG – WHAAAT!

You’re done…

I made pomegranate simple syrup for this margarita. I love to work with fruit flavored simple syrups because fruit syrups tend to highlight fruit that would often get muted in a drink. I love to work with fruity drinks, period.

Pomegranate Tangerine Margarita {mind-over-batter.com}

The truth is I’m not a straight shot kind of girl. I once had a straight shot of tequila and promptly threw it up. Real talk… I like my drinks diluted in fruit flavors. Not frothy like a piña colada, just diluted in fruit, but also making the alcohol discernible to my palate.

Some say this is much more dangerous – fruity drinks sneak up on you and get you crazy drunk. So with this in mind, this recipe only makes 4 margaritas.

I know – Just 4! Don’t be mad at me.

I did this to avoid a “Sipping-jello-shots-out-of-a-stranger’s-bellybutton-because-you-had-way-too-much-to-drink-and-have-lost-all-inhibition” type of situation.

There’s enough stress in the world without having to worry about slurping up belly button lint.

Pomegranate Tangerine Margarita {mind-over-batter.com}

You’re welcome…

Love,

Me…

 

: Pomegrante Tangerine Margarita
For the pomegranate simple syrup

  • ½ cup pomegranate juice (freshly squeezed or POM brand)
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar
For the margarita

  • 2 oz pomegranate simple syrup
  • 6 oz Pomegranate juice (I used POM)
  • 6 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice, from about 5 lemons
  • 6 oz freshly squeezed tangerine juice, from about 3-4 tangerines
  • 4 oz Triple Sec
  • 4-5 oz tequila
  • 6-7 cubes of ice
  • Tangerines for garnish
  • Pomegranate arils for garnish
Prepare the simple syrup –

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the sugar and pomegranate juice. Stir to combine and bring to a boil stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Since I like my syrups to be thicker I allow it to boil until slightly reduced and has taken on a thicker syrupy appearance, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  2. Simple syrup can be kept in a sealed container and stored in the refrigerator for weeks!


Prepare the margarita –

  1. Add the pomegranate simple syrup, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, tangerine juice, Triple sec and tequila to a blender. Add the ice and blend for about 15 seconds until the ice is completely crushed. Pour margarita into glasses and garnish with a tangerine slice and a few pomegranate arils.

Enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings: 4, 5oz margaritas

 

 

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