Adventures of the Heart
Mary Zalmanek
Drinks: Pomegranate Margatinis

 

What’s a margatini?  It’s this delicious beverage made with tequila and triple sec like a margarita, but served in a martini glass.

 

Bernie Craft has been telling us about these concoctions for years.  Since we usually see him on Colorado ski slopes, we postponed this slushy ice-cold drink for a sunny day.  During our recent visit to South Carolina when the temperatures were in the 80s, it was the perfect afternoon thirst quencher.

 

Serves 8

 

1 cup water

3/4 cup sugar

3 cups pomegranate juice

1 1/2 cups tequila

1/2 cup Triple Sec

1 cup Nellie & Joe’s Famous Key West Lime Juice

 

Heat water in microwave.  Add sugar.  Stir until dissolved.

 

Add remaining ingredients, mix well, and place in freezer until slushy.  Serve ice cold in martini glasses.

 

By the way, the first time I made these, I tried another bottled lime juice.  Don’t do it!  Make the effort to find Nellie and Joe’s.