Tequila Sunrise Margarita Cocktail



Ingredients
For the Grenadine (Pomegranate Simple Syrup):

  • 2 cups pomegranate juice (or cranberry)
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

For the Rim

  • 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar (I used cake decorating crystals from Michael's)

For the Tequila Sunrise Margarita:

  • 4 oz Tequila blanco
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz Grenadine

For Garnish:

  • 2 orange wedges

Instructions
To Make the Grenadine:

  • Put the pomegranate (or cranberry juice) into a medium pan and heat over medium high heat until reduced by half and you have one cup of liquid. Add the sugar and continue simmering until it is completed combined. Remove from heat and cool completely. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

To Make the Cocktail:

  • Combine the Kosher salt and sugar and put on a plate. Using an orange wedge, rub the edge of the glasses then turn them upside down and dip the rims in the sugar/salt combo. Fill the glasses with ice cubes and set aside.
  • Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Pour the mixture into the prepared glasses.

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