Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

Tequila Sunrise

Like the changing colors of a sunrise, the beauty of this cocktail is it’s ability to change flavors as you progressively sip it to it’s conclusion hence the name Tequila Sunrise.

The look of the drink itself can remind you of the first time you sat awake staring off into the distance watching the ball of fire creep over the horizon. Each color does in fact represent a different ingredient holding it’s set of unique sweet tastes but also masking the harsh impact of straight tequila.

It’s believed to have originated in the paradise cities of Cancun and Acapulco and gained popularity in the 70’s. Try one the next time you’re visiting a Caribbean city or spend a day relaxing by the beach.

When making a Tequila Sunrise follow the directions carefully as it calls for a quick pour of Grenadine to allow it create the presentation you’re looking for.


Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe
  • ½ Ounce Grenadine
  • 1 Ounce Tequila
  • Orange Juice
  • Cherry for Garnish
  1. Add ice to a highball glass first.
  2. Add the Tequila and fill with Orange Juice leaving enough room for ½ Ounce Grenadine.
  3. Pour the ½ Ounce Grenadine by quickly turning the bottle up to pour in a swift motion and pouring onto the side of the glass and quickly returning the bottle back to a non-pouring position to create the "sunrise" effect.
This will cause the Grenadine to fall to the bottom of the drink and slowly rise to the top creating great presentation for your beverage and representing the color changes of a sunrise.


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