Pomegranate tequila cocktail

    10 min

    A tall Christmas cocktail made with Mexican mezcal and tequila, lime and pomegranate syrup topped with soda water.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 tablespoon coarse smoked sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges
    • ice
    • 30ml tequila
    • 20ml lime juice
    • 20ml mezcal
    • 60ml soda water
    • 1 tablespoon pomegranate simple syrup (see note)

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Mix smoked salt and sugar together on a small plate. Wipe the rim of a tall glass with a lime wedge, then dip rim into salt-sugar mixture. Fill glass with ice.
    2. Fill a cocktail shaker with more ice. Pour in tequila, lime juice and mezcal. Cover and shake until very cold. Strain into prepared glass and add soda water. Slowly drizzle pomegranate simple syrup; the syrup will settle to the bottom of the glass, making it a great festive colour.

    Pomegranate simple syrup:

    To make enough pomegranate simple syrup for 4 cocktails: Put 60g sugar and 60ml pomegranate juice in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Cover and shake until sugar is dissolved. Chill, covered, for up to 1 week.

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