This striking red and black margarita is the perfect Halloween party cocktail. Hibiscus tea and pomegranate juice give the citrusy cocktail its red color, and rimming the glass with black lava salt makes it just a little creepy. Use regular kosher salt in place of the black lava salt (or skip the salt altogether) for a cocktail that works any time of year. We love the tartness of this margarita, but feel free to add a little agave nectar if you prefer a sweeter cocktail.

Amy Traynor
Source:, October 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tea bags and tequila in a pitcher; stir gently. Let the mixture infuse until the tequila turns bright red, 10 to 15 minutes. Discard the tea bags.

  • Add pomegranate, orange and lime juices to the pitcher. Stir well to combine. (If you like a sweeter cocktail, add agave nectar to taste, starting with 1 tablespoon.)

  • If using salt, place it in a small shallow bowl. Rub lime wedge along half of the rim of each of 6 cocktail glasses and dip each in the salt.

  • Add ice to the pitcher and stir until chilled. Pour into the glasses and serve immediately.


Tip: Use bottled unsweetened pomegranate juice or press your own juice--you'll need approximately 1 1/2 pomegranates to get 1/2 cup juice; save any extra seeds to top salads (or simply eat them).

Nutrition Facts

111.6 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 6.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.1g 1% DV; sugars 4.9g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 51.4IU 1% DV; vitamin c 16.4mg 27% DV; folate 8.2mcg 2% DV; calcium 8.4mg 1% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 3.9mg 1% DV; potassium 72.3mg 2% DV; sodium 3.5mg; thiaminmg 3% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
I love this margarita recipe. It's got just the right amount of sweetness from the fruit juices. I love that it has no added sugar. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This looks like the perfect drink for Halloween! Can't wait to make a big batch for my annual Halloween party. Read More