Triple Citrus Rosemary Pomegranate Margarita Recipe, So Cal Style

This pomegranate margarita recipe is a seasonal twist on the traditional margarita. In-season citrus fruits + rosemary simple syrup add delicious holiday cheer!

Pomegranate Margarita Recipe in glue rimmed glasses

I can’t think of any better way to say Happy Holidays to all of you, my wonderful Spicy RD friends, than with a holiday cocktail party, So Cal style, complete with delicious, healthy holiday appetizers + a Triple Citrus Rosemary Pomegranate Rosemary Margarita.

Can you???

I’ll share my Triple Citrus Rosemary Pomegranate Margarita recipe with you in a minute, but first look at all the yummy eats my So Cal food blogger friends are bringing to our holiday party…

Healthy Holiday Appetizers, So Cal Style

Healthy Holiday Appetizers Southern California Style

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Of course, you’ll need something fabulous to sip while you nibble on all these yummy appetizers…like a Triple Citrus Rosemary Pomegranate Margarita!

Inspired by the fragrant and delicious citrus fruits ripening in Southern California this winter, gorgeous red ripe pomegranates, and copious amount of rosemary growing in my garden, I created this festive and, dare I say, healthy, Triple Citrus Rosemary Pomegranate Margarita.

If you’re not imbibing, this would be equally delicious with sparkling water in place of the tequila. Cheers!

3 blue rimmed margarita glasses filled with rosemary pomegranate margaritas.

Triple Citrus Rosemary Pomegranate Margarita Recipe

This pomegranate margarita is a seasonal twist on the traditional margarita. In-season citrus fruits + rosemary simple syrup add delicious holiday cheer!
4.80 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 large sprigs fresh rosemary


  • 6 ounces tequila
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 4 tangerines, peeled and juiced
  • 2 lemons, halved and juiced
  • 2 limes, halved and juiced
  • 8 tbsp rosemary simple syrup {recipe above}
  • ice
  • 1 pomegranate, cut in half and seeded, for garnish {or use pomegranate arils from the store}
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish


  • Combine water, sugar, and fresh rosemary in a pan and heat on high until boiling. Remove pan from heat, cover, and let rosemary steep for 30 minutes. Strain liquid, and store in a jar in the refrigerator, until ready to use.
  • Combine tequila, juices from tangerines, lemons, and limes, and rosemary simple syrup in a cocktail shaker or jar with ice, and shake until well combined.
  • Place ice in 4 margarita glasses, and divide shaken margarita mixture equally between the 4 glasses, then top off each glass with ~ 1/4 cup pomegranate juice, or until glass is full. Garnish with pomegranate arils and a sprig of fresh rosemary.


Make a Mocktail! Swap tequila with sparkling water.


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 628IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword margarita recipe, pomegranate margarita recipe, pomegranate recipes
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    1. Thanks so much Dorothy! Your goat cheese w/ figs and arugula looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Holidays!

  1. I love the blog because I love finding new recipes and I appreciate the food photography!

  2. Yum! One of these days we will make the long, what 10 minute drive, to see each other in person and toast with this delicious margarita!!! Happy Holidays!

  3. Just found your site and am wowed by the selection of HEALTHY recipes. Looking forward to trying them and receiving newletters with more…

    1. So happy to have you here Teresa, and thank you so much for your kind words-MUCH appreciated! Looking forward to sharing more healthy and delicious recipes with you too ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy holidays!!!

  4. Come on up to the ranch and we’ll make up a batch of your margaritas! We have tangerines, lemons, limesโ€ฆand a pomegranate tree too! Rosemary in the gardenโ€ฆyup, we might need to have a party. Beautiful post!

    1. Thanks so much Mimi and so happy to participate in this giveaway with you! Is this afternoon too soon for a party??? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Just saw your post on FB and it’s funny because I was JUST thinking about what to make for a holiday drink this Christmas!! Yeah, I’m daydreaming today. This sounds wonderful.

    1. LOL..I’m daydreaming everyday ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy to inspire your Christmas drink choice Gina-hope you love it as much as I do!

  6. OK – I’d be tweeting and pinning this recipe regardless of a giveaway (which is a sweet bonus by the way.) Every year we host Christmas (my hubby is one of 11 so we are usually at 30+ people!) I like to do a different holiday cocktail every yet and this margarita will probably be the winner – LOVE! Besides our dinner, I look forward to our Christmas Eve 7 Fish Dinner – my favorite meal of the year ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. OK-I am SO curious….is a 7 Fish Dinner, really a dinner w/ 7 types of fish??? We go out for Christmas Eve dinner to a small French restaurant that is beautifully decorated and the owner plays the tambourine-so fun-then Christmas Dinner at our house. I love this time of year too ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!

    1. I think I just might have to ship up a batch when you come to visit later this month Rebecca ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Christine says:

    The margarita’s sound delicious! I love something cold when it’s cold outside!

    1. Thanks Christine!!! I must confess, we have been having some gorgeous weather lately…just perfect for sipping margaritas ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Jeanette! Tangerines are one of my favorite holiday fruits and combined with lemons and limes, they make for a perfect margarita ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have a wonderful holiday season as well!

  8. You are amazzzing!! I’m a margarita girl at heart, and love the tartness of lemon and lime. And now you’ve added my beloved pomegranate too?? I think I’d like to be your new BFF!! Cheer to you this holiday season, I’m totally in for this cocktail party. Gorgeous photos!

    1. Since we live so close to each other, we have no excuse for not getting together for margaritas! Party on soon ๐Ÿ™‚