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