12.10.20

Clayton’s Holiday Margarita

Holiday MargaritaHere is a fun, simple holiday twist on Clayton’s Margarita that is perfectly festive — Clayton’s Holiday Margarita! 

Since you all love the original margarita recipe — continuously one of my most popular blog posts — I thought it would be fun to add this simple twist to the classic recipe like we did with Clayton’s Grapefruit Margarita. Yeah, it doesn’t take rocket science to make a tweak or two to his original recipe, but, TIS THE SEASON to have a little fun and give everything a little holiday spirit! A little pomegranate juice, a sprig of rosemary — and ho, ho, ho the perfect holiday cocktail!!!

Clayton's Holiday Margarita

And if you are not familiar with the original recipe, don’t let the egg whites scare you! Bartenders often use egg whites in their crafted cocktails to help create delicious foam. It seems strange but it is one of my favorite parts of the recipe! And you do not even need to get the blender out to create the foam. If you’re making a small batch and do not want to mess with the blender, simply add all of the ingredients to your shaker and shake away until you begin to create the foam.

Stay tuned for more holiday recipes that will be great additions to your table this year! 

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Holiday Clayton Margarita

Serves: 4
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4.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup good tequila (We love Lalo or Casamigos; you can always use a little less if you don't want it as strong)
  • 1/4 cup cointreau
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp egg whites (fresh or out of the carton is fine!)
  • salt, for serving (I love Jose's Turbo Salt for this recipe — sweet and salty with a kick)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until very frothy!
  • Pour over a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Clayton says he never stores his batch of margaritas in the fridge, as they tend to get tart in the fridge. He leaves on the counter while people serve up their own glasses. If foam begins to disappear, simply blend again before pouring another round.

26 Comments

  • Reply
    Katy
    December 20, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    5 stars
    We made these for a festive at home Christmas date night and we LOVED them!

    • Reply
      Natalie
      December 21, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      4 stars
      Made these for an outdoor happy hour…so festive and yummy. 4 stars only because clayton’s original margaritas are my absolute favorite

  • Reply
    Melissa Soderlind
    December 19, 2020 at 2:15 am

    Do you have a brand of simple syrup you like to use?

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 19, 2020 at 1:27 pm

      I normally just make it myself! it’s just equal parts sugar and water on the stove top, bring to a boil, then simmer and stir until sugar is dissolved. Sometimes I use Monkfruit for a lower-calorie option but Clayton doesn’t like it as much and says it ruins the recipe! haha.

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    Meghan
    December 16, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Have you tied it with cranberry instead of Pom?

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 16, 2020 at 3:32 pm

      I have not but I am sure it would be great as well. If you try it, let us know how it is on here!

    • Reply
      Mallory
      December 21, 2020 at 1:28 am

      5 stars
      A friend made these for a recent party (minus the egg whites) and they are delicious! I actually mixed my glass with a splash of Topo Chico (like a real Texan 😉) and it was delicious and bubbly!

  • Reply
    Melissa
    December 14, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    LOVE this! I actually had Pomegranate Simple Syrup so I used that it it was fabulous

  • Reply
    Bonnie
    December 13, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    What brand of pomegranate juice did you use? Ours turned brown 🙁

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 13, 2020 at 11:57 pm

      POM Wonderful

  • Reply
    Ashley
    December 12, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Looks delicious! I am allergic to eggs & wondering if there is a substitute to give it the froth?!

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      I am not sure how to froth without the egg white, I am sorry! but the drink is still great w/out the froth, too!

      • Reply
        Suzanne
        December 13, 2020 at 5:18 pm

        This sounds gross, and admittedly I have never tried it, but a lot of people who prefer not to use egg whites will use aquafaba. The liquid from a can of chickpeas- they do equal amounts as you would egg white- and it supposedly does not change the flavor of the cocktail.

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        Tara Wheatley
        December 16, 2020 at 4:31 pm

        A lot of vegan dishes use Aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas) as an egg replacement and it froths pretty well. Just not sure if it would change the taste!?

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          Tara Wheatley
          December 16, 2020 at 4:33 pm

          Whoops.. clearly didn’t keep reading others comments! Glad we are all suggesting the same thing lol

    • Reply
      Annie
      December 12, 2020 at 11:51 pm

      I’ve heard that you can use aquafaba which is the liquid in chickpea can!

    • Reply
      Mark
      December 13, 2020 at 3:05 am

      Chick pea liquid is a common replacement for egg whites in cocktails. It gives the foam with no eggs, and doesn’t give the drink any off taste.

      • Reply
        Alex
        December 13, 2020 at 1:33 pm

        Thanks for the tip!!! I had no idea.

  • Reply
    Kristi Stedman
    December 10, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    5 stars
    Can’t wait! Is the pomegranate juice sweetened or unsweetened? Thanks

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 11, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      unsweetened!

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        Sadie
        December 12, 2020 at 12:50 pm

        I love trying new marg recipes and this one looks fab! What type of tequila do you use as far as blanco or silver vs reposado?

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          Alex
          December 12, 2020 at 5:26 pm

          I use blanco!

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    Kelci
    December 10, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    This looks delicious! I am however very curious about the egg white?

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 11, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      Egg whites are commonly used in cocktails to add froth! 🙂

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      Monica Green
      December 12, 2020 at 3:27 am

      Made these tonight and they are seriously incredible!! We dusted just a tiny bit of powdered sugar on top to increase the festivity 😉 thanks so much!

      • Reply
        Alex
        December 12, 2020 at 5:26 pm

        so fun!!!!

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