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POM-a-Rita Slushie

by Milisa on June 29, 2012

This week has been so hot and it seems like the world is on fire.  There are huge, horrific fires in Colorado, Montana and even here in Wyoming. On Tuesday I had to make a trip to get irrigation parts and take the kids to the orthodontist.  Coming home there was a huge haze coming over the mountain to the west.  As I passed the big lake I could see smoke coming over the eastern ridge.

By the next morning our whole valley was filled with smoke and we could not even see the mountains.  Fire scares the you-know-what out of me.  The wind was blowing about 30 miles an hour and no rain in sight.  Our ranch is pretty far away from these fires but we are on constant watch because it is so dry.  I hope and pray for rain.

An evening or two ago, after doing a little yard work, me and the little guy were hot.  He begged for a snow cone and I got to thinking I might like one too.

I have one of those little snow cone machines that shaves regular ice cubes.  I found Jelly Belly syrup for the little guy and he had a rainbow snow cone.  I grew up where there were snow cone stands and it was one of the best parts of the summer.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a snow cone stand in Wyoming, well certainly not in the middle of nowhere!  So we make them at home.

I mixed up a pomegranate margarita concoction to pour over my ice.  I made a little more juice than I had ice so I decided to call it a slushie. Talk about cool and refreshing and just right after a long day.  It was just the right amount of sweet and tart.  If you like it a little sweeter, you could always add some simple syrup to the mixture.

What are you doing to keep cool this summer?

POM-a-Rita Slushie


  • 1 1/2 cups shaved or crushed ice
  • 1/3 cup POM pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec


Place ice in a glass.  Mix remaining ingredients in a small liquid measure and stir together.  Pour over ice and serve with a straw.



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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch June 29, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I could seriously climb in that glass right now! It looks soooo cool and refreshing! LOVE!


Tara @ Unsophisticook June 30, 2012 at 12:53 am

Oh, yummo!!! Definitely need to try this — I’m a sucker for margaritas.


Aggie June 30, 2012 at 1:04 am

I like the way you think. A lot. Margaritas are sorta my best friend.

Hope the fires stay away!!


Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 30, 2012 at 3:25 am

Mmm this sounds lovely!


Rachel @ Baked by Rachel June 30, 2012 at 3:43 am

I’ll take 2 to start ;) Best way to ring in the weekend!


Jen @ Savory Simple June 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

This looks so refreshing!


Wilhelmina June 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

Oh my goodness that looks wonderfull!


Corrie_Alexa July 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I was in your area 2 weeks ago and I can attest to the heat. The day we stopped in Kaycee at the rest area it was still nice…coming back through was a different story. (I could have used one of your slushies!) The fires broke out south of Ten Sleep the day after we left, but in CO the smoke was bad traveling down the interstate.


Megan Pence July 3, 2012 at 7:37 am

Oh how colorful is this!?! Looks so refreshing!


Marly July 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Make mine a double…please!!


Vivianna July 7, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Um…are these measurements correct? The Pom?


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