Why Everyone Is Talking About Martha Stewart's Giant 'Martha-Rita'

If you've run out of vodka making Ina Garten's super-sized cosmopolitan, a recipe Garten graciously shared on her Instagram to help all of us drink away quarantine cabin fever, do not fear. Martha Stewart, the media mogul and lifestyle guru, has us moving on to tequila with her favorite margarita, AKA, the Martha-rita. 

Martha has been staying at her Bedford, New York farm, sharing everything from decorating rainbow cookies with the USO to mulching strawberries with straw on her Instagram account. During this stay-at-home period, Martha and her team decided to share even more DIY tips and tricks through her Homeschooling with Martha Instagram tutorials, and we couldn't be more thrilled that they are (via News Break). 

But it's Martha's yummy Martha-rita that has the internet abuzz these days (via Today). And how could it not? The recipe for this giant pomegranate margarita calls for two full cups of tequila blanco to produce four very large drinks. Just for reference, a single shot of tequila, which is approximately 1.5 ounces, has way more alcohol than your beer does — around 8 times more, in fact (via Glamour). Still, we're game to try it and Martha even recommends only one drink per person because these are plenty large enough (via Instagram). 

The first thing Martha Stewart recommends before you do anything else is, "Find beautiful goblets." Martha got hers at a tag sale, and they certainly look and sound like beautiful crystal.

What you need to make your own Martha-rita

To make Martha's pomegranate margaritas you will need the following: 2 cups of freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 cups tequila blanco, 1/2 cup triple sec, 1/2 cup pomegranate concentrate, and ice cubes. Additionally, you will want to have some limes and salt for the glasses. 

Martha stresses that you want to take half a lime and rub the outside of the glass before you roll it in salt so you don't get salt dripping into the drink. This is her pet peeve number one, and it is duly noted. She recommends using Fleur de Sel from the Grenadines to salt your glasses, Casa Dragones for the tequila, and for her triple sec, which is an orange-flavored liqueur, she recommends all-natural Stirrings. 

But the "pièce de résistance" that makes this drink pop is the Pom Wonderful pomegranate extract. Martha says it is the best she's ever tasted, and proving that she's just like us, she used a copper measuring cup for this ingredient. She explains in her Instagram post, "Somebody called me out for using a dry measuring cup instead of a wet measuring cup the other day. But forget it — you can use anything you know is accurate." 

Martha calls the drink a festive one and we concur. So, get to blending and raise your margarita in honor of Martha and her homeschool help.