How to make a Tequila Sunrise

Its the end of the summer and you want to have one last blowout before the fall. Have a Tequila Sunrise to help savor the last moments of summer. The Tequila Sunrise is a drink from the 1970s. And like most drinks created in that era, it’s incredibly sweet and pretty to look at.

For our modern take on the Tequila Sunrise. We like to add freshly squeezed orange juice, a quality tequila, and homemade grenadine.

How to make a sunrise

  • Add the tequila and orange juice to an ice-filled Highball glass. Stir gently, about three rotations. Add the grenadine; it will sink to the bottom, as it should. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

Fun cocktail fact

What’s the difference between a tequila sunrise and a tequila sunset?Some argue that a true Tequila Sunset has the same ingredients as the original Tequila Sunrise. But with a splash of soda water mixed with grenadine to give the drink a red hue at the top instead of the bottom. Others say the Sunset is made by replacing the grenadine with a blackberry brandy.

Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise is a drink from the 1970s, and like most drinks created in that era, it’s incredibly sweet and pretty to look at. For our modern take on the Tequila Sunrise, we like to add freshly squeezed orange juice, a quality tequila, and homemade grenadine.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine cocktails
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Highball glass
  • Citrus juicer/extractor
  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • orange slice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

Instructions
 

  • Add the tequila and orange juice to an ice-filled Highball glass.
  • Stir gently, about three rotations. Add the grenadine; it will sink to the bottom, as it should. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

Notes

Combine equal parts POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice and sugar. Stir as the sugar settles and it’ll be ready to use in 15 minutes.
Keyword cocktails, sunrise, tequila

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