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The Best Tequila Sunrise

The Best Tequila Sunrise

A Tequila Sunrise is the perfect poolside or beachside drink. This colorful cocktail gets its name from the beautiful colors in it that resemble a picturesque sunset.

The Tequila Sunrise can thank Mick Jagger for its popularity. Back in 1972, Jagger tried it at a party and was such a huge fan that he ordered it everywhere they played in The U.S. that year. The drink quickly caught on and skyrocketed in popularity.

There are a few different versions of the drink, but we like to stick with the original. Orange juice, tequila, grenadine, and a maraschino cherry make the perfect Tequila Sunrise.

The Best Tequila Sunrise

How to make a Tequila Sunrise

Wondering how to make a Tequila Sunrise? Making the perfect Tequila Sunrise is easy when you use quality ingredients. Here are some pro-tips to make it tase delicious!

Use a high quality tequila- You can choose the type of tequila you'd like to add, whether it be Silver, Añejo, or Reposado, but make sure you get 100% agave.

Use fresh squeezed orange juice if possible- As is the case with any recipe, the fresher ingredients you can find, the better!

Choose a beautiful glass- While a cool glass won't make the recipe actually taste better, it will definitely make it look more appealing!

The Best Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise ingredients

These ingredients will make 1 serving.

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 cup orange juice 
  • 3/4 ounce grenadine syrup 
  • Orange slice, for garnish 
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish



  1. Fill a glass with ice. Pour in the orange juice and tequila.
  2. Gently add in the grenadine by pouring it over the back of a spoon and allow it to settle at the bottom.
  3. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.
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