I wish I could take credit for this creation, but I can’t. However, I’m delighted to share it. Chef Marc Forgione is the creator of this POM Thyme Margarita. Marc stated cooking at 16 with his father and has kept moving forward.

His bio on POM says, Marc Forgione (www.marcforgione.com), formerly known as Forge, Forgione’s first restaurant, he has created an approachable place “that people walk by and are compelled to enter and where the ingredients are the star.” Forgione was most recently coveted with his second Michelin star in the 2011 guide, making him the youngest American-born chef and owner to receive the honor in consecutive years (2010, 2011). In addition, Forgione received a two-star review from Sam Sifton of The New York Times, who noted, “Mr. Forgione’s food is sometimes sweet.

POM Thyme Margarita

1 oz. freshly squeezed pomegranate juice* or POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
2 oz. tequila
2 teaspoons thyme-infused simple syrup**
1-1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Method:

Assemble all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Serve this pomegranate cocktail recipe.

Notes:

* This cocktail can be made with freshly squeezed juice from a large POM Wonderful Pomegranate or by using POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. To juice the pomegranate, cut it in half (as you would a grapefruit) and juice using a citrus reamer or a juicer. Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. One large POM Wonderful Pomegranate will produce about 1/2 cup of juice.

**Thyme-infused simple syrup is a combination of fresh thyme, water and sugar. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add 1 cup of granulated sugar and 6 sprigs of fresh thyme. Stir the ingredients together until the sugar completely dissolves. Let the syrup cool down and strain to remove the thyme.
Note: The longer the thyme remains in the syrup, the stronger the flavor will be.

This recipe is courtesy of POM Wonderful.