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Apr 9, 2010 02:14 PM

Help! Bartender extraordinaires and mixologists. Need a pomegranate-grapefruit margarita recipe.

I had a cocktail last night at a *gasp* chain restaurant (The Cheesecake Factory) with girlfriends.

The menu states that the drink consists of Cointreau, pomegranate and grapefruit juices, and Patron Silver, natch. It was served in a tall glass with a salted rim and a twist.

It was tart, like cranberry juice, so I do not believe it was sweetened with simple syrup or superfine sugar.

I've googled to no avail, so I turn to you.

Thank you!

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  1. If it was truly tart, I'd venture that it has lime in it. The non-spirit ingredients are all sweet, and a Margarita needs some acid. If a standard (high-end) Margarita is something like 2:1:1 tequila, triple sec, lime (and there are certainly lots of other ratios), then I'd try:

    1 1/2 oz Tequila
    1/4 oz Cointreau
    1/4 oz fresh Pomegranate juice, or Pama Liqueur
    1/4 oz fresh Grapefruit juice
    1/2 oz fresh lime juice

    Adjust from there.

    Alternatively, you could use high-quality grenadine for the pomegranate flavor (Scrappy's is excellent, but expensive), but you'd have to increase the lime to compensate. If you want it more "girly" or "tropical", increase one or more of the three sweet components.

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