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This pomegranate tequila cocktail is refreshing, flavorful and just boozy enough to make it through Thanksgiving dinner.
Now, we all know Thanksgiving dinner can sometimes be a little difficult and full of unwanted political talk with your uncle Dave. So why not cut the edge off with a delicious fall-y tequila cocktail?
This pomegranate blackberry smash is so good. I love this mostly because it’s tart, and just sweet enough without being too sweet. I’m finding more and more these days that cocktails are just too sweet. I need something with a little more depth and a little less sugar. Ya know?
What really ties this all together is the light splash of ginger beer at the end. It really blends all of the flavors together and takes away the bite of tequila and the tartness of the pomegranate.
Make sure you get ginger beer instead of ginger ale for this recipe! It makes an entire world of difference. The ginger beer is going to have a much more genuine ginger flavor. I also suggest using real pomegranate juice as opposed to juice cocktail, those have a ton of sugar added so it may be overly sweet.
This pairs really well with a nice charcuterie board. Or is best, like I said, enjoyed while drowning out the talk of politics at the Thanksgiving table alongside dishes like my Twice Baked Potatoes or my Brussels Sprouts with pomegranate glaze.
Or if you’re looking for other great cocktail and snack recipes, look at these other tasty fall options! Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket, Loaded Southwest Hummus, Mulled Wine, Goat Cheese Spread, Roasted Spicy Rosemary Nuts, Coquito, Tenderloin Bites with Blue Cheese and Caramelize Onions and Cranberry Bourbon Sour!
Pomegranate Blackberry Tequila Smash
This smash recipe is for one person, but double it up to make a nice batch for two! A light, delicious and flavorful recipe perfect for any holiday.
- 6 mint leaves Optional- add more to garnish
- 3 blackberries
- 1/4 oz lime juice
- 1 1/2 oz tequila
- 3 oz pomegranate juice
- 1/2 oz agave nectar
- 1/2 oz ginger beer
In a shaker tin, muddle the blackberries and mint with lime juice until the blackberries break down. Once muddled, add remaining ingredients except ginger beer. Add a scoop of ice and close shaker tin and shake a few times (don't over shake).
Take off shaker tin lid and pour in ginger beer. Pour entire shaker tin in a glass and enjoy! Garnish with a mint leaf or lime.