Happy Hour Friday!!! Pomegranate-Blueberry Margarita
Every Friday we at Jream Jacket will give you guys a fresh drink recipe to quench your thirst. And to debut this new catagory, why not start with a spin on the classic summer drink, The Margarita! This is the Pomogranate-Blueberry Margarita!
2 oz reposado tequila
1 oz pomegranate juice (you can also use blueberry-pom juice if it pleases you)
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 oz berry syrup
Black sea salt for rim
Tools: cocktail shaker, strainer, muddler
Glass: double rocks
Rub a lime around the rim of the glass and dip into the salt to coat the rim, then fill glass with ice. Put a few blueberries aside (for garnish) and put the rest in your shaker and crush them with the muddler. Add the remaining ingredients along with ice and shake well. Strain into your glass and drop the remaining blueberries in for garnish.
Although I normally opt for fresh squeezed juices, please feel free to exempt yourself from the gratuitous punishment of squeezing juice out of pomegranate seeds and just buy a bottle. My (Persian) grandmother lives in California and I’m in Brooklyn, so I purchased my juice from the store as well. The Pom brand works fine and I used it here, but if you really want unfettered pomegranate flavor and you have a middle eastern or Indian grocery store near you, seek a brand like Sadaf.
Black sea salt, or lava salt, can be found at gourmet groceries such as Whole Foods. I happened to purchase mine when I was in Hawaii. What makes the black salt unique is that it comes from lava which results in a smokey, earthy flavor–not to mention that it provides a visually stunning color contrast.