Top
fun & fresh home goodies

Tequila = True Love // Valentine’s Day Martini

valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart

"Always make time for the things you love, like drinking tequila" - Cara

I'm a firm believer that all things are possible with tequila and lipstick.

If I was stranded on an island and could only have one alcohol for the rest of my life, it would be tequila – first of all, because life on a beach is not complete without a margarita and second of all because Tequila is simply the sh*t.

valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart
valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart
valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart
valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart

Tequila Perks:

Tequila is my drink of choice, but it's also much better for you than most other liquors. Now, tequila is by no means a "health food" but relative to other boozy concoctions, tequila has some perks.  Here are the top two most important ones:

1. It's a low calorie alcohol

Tequila is made of agave, which means it's made up of agavins. Why are these better? These are complex sugars that your body doesn't digest or store unlike other forms of sugar and they won't spike your blood sugar. Here's the non-scientific version: This means your body doesn't process tequila as sugar like it does other liquors which means less calories.

2. Less of a hangover 

Now we aren't referring to the sh*tty watered down tequila many people are used to drinking, or drowning it in a glass of super sugary margarita mix. Those two things are sure to give you a miserable hangover. Pure agave tequila however, won't leave you with as much of a hangover. Which is why tequila soda with a lemon and a lime is my go-to, even on a weekday happy hour.

valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart
valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart
valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart

Tequila probably won't fix your problems, but it's worth a shot.

If your relationship with tequila got off to a rocky start, whether because of a cheap and bleh variety or a night with too many cheap margs (trust me I've been there too), then this valentine's day cocktail can help you revive the spark. Give it a try, you might just find true love.

It's sweet enough to be smooth, tart enough to keep it interesting, and strong enough to let you experience the signature taste of tequila.

 

valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart
valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart
valentines day cocktail | pomegranate martini | tequila martini | cocktail recipe | tequila pomegranate martini | Brighter Bold by Cara newhart

V-Day Tequila Martini

This martini is smooth and fresh, with tart pomegranate and sweet raspberry. Served with a sugared rim and garnished with a classic lime and festive heart-sliced strawberries.

( vegan // dairy-free // gluten-free )

Ingredients:

  • Silver Tequila, 100% Agave
  • POM Pomegranate Juice
  • Chambord Liqueur
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Lime Wedges
  • Fresh Strawberries

Recipe:

Member Exclusive - Become a member for access (it's free!)

 

Did you try this recipe? What do you think? Leave a comment below, or use #NeverSkipBrunch

pin things - pin images from this post - pinterest graphics
valentines martini | valentines martini drink recipes | valentines drinks alcoholic | Tequila Martini | valentines cocktails | valentines cocktails recipes | food blogger | brighter bold | cara newhart
valentines martini | valentines martini drink recipes | valentines drinks alcoholic | Tequila Martini | valentines cocktails | valentines cocktails recipes | food blogger | brighter bold | cara newhart
valentines martini | valentines martini drink recipes | valentines drinks alcoholic | Tequila Martini | valentines cocktails | valentines cocktails recipes | food blogger | brighter bold | cara newhart
valentines martini | valentines martini drink recipes | valentines drinks alcoholic | Tequila Martini | valentines cocktails | valentines cocktails recipes | food blogger | brighter bold | cara newhart
pin things - pin images from this post - pinterest graphics

NEVER SKIP BRUNCH by Cara Newhart

I'm Cara, the designer & Chief Creative Enthusiast behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials

Comments

  1. OMG this sounds and looks amazing! I am definitely going to be trying this! Thank you for sharing this recipe! (: Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  2. omg that drink looks so refreshing! i actually don’t drink alcohol but would love to try this haha 🙂 looks really delish!
    xo, sharon

  3. This is totally going to be the next drink I try. My fiancé and I typically grab vodka, but tequila is a great idea. I was just sipping a margarita earlier tonight and wondering why I don’t make that drink more often!

  4. OMG hello most amazing looking drink! I love that you mixed tequlia with the POM wonderful! I bet they taste amazing together and I never would have thought to pair them! Totally trying this!

    Denise

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

COFFEE &

let's chat

I love connecting with readers about questions & feedback — just let me know what you think!
Are you a brand looking to collab? Just visit my contact page for more info.
wanna grab a virtual coffee?