Tequila Sunrise

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A classic summer cocktail, Tequila Sunrise is a fun orange juice based cocktail with a splash of grenadine! It’s a delicious drink that’s gorgeous to look at too!

a glass of tequila sunrise with a cherry on top and an orange wedge garnish

If there’s a drink that screams “summer at the beach” to me, it’s a tequila sunrise!

Even the name of it makes me remember sunrises while I sit on the beach with not a care in the world.

Luckily, these are incredibly easy to make at home so you don’t need to worry about the high prices at bars. And a homemade cocktail means you can control the amount of each ingredient too, to make it just how you like it!

How to Make a Tequila Sunrise

a bottle of tequila and a bottle of grenadine

Ingredients:

Directions:

Fill a glass with ice cubes and then add 4 ounces of tequila and 8 ounces of orange juice. Stir to combine really well.

And the next part is really the only part that is an actual direction for this recipe.

To get that cool effect of the reddish/orange part at the bottom. You know, the part that resembles the sunrise… hold a spoon towards the side of the glass and then pour the grenadine over the back of the spoon so that it runs along the side of the glass.

grenadine being poured over a spoon into an orange juice cocktail

This will help the grenadine settle at the bottom rather than just getting lost in the middle.

As it settles at the bottom, it will naturally start rising up the sides and blend in with the orange juice.

Now my husband likes to go and stir at this point which just looks like a muddled red mess. I love the way it looks on its own and never stir it. Keep it looking like a sunset for me!

a glass of tequila sunrise with a cherry on top and an orange wedge garnish

a glass of tequila sunrise with a cherry on top and an orange wedge garnish
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Tequila Sunrise

A classic summer cocktail, Tequila Sunrise is a fun orange juice based cocktail with a splash of grenadine! It's a delicious drink that's gorgeous to look at too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tequila sunrise cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 178kcal
Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

  • Ice Cubes
  • 4 oz Tequila
  • 8 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • Maraschino Cherry optional
  • Orange Wedge optional

Instructions

  • Add ice cubes to a glass. Fill with tequila and orange juice and stir to combine.
  • Hold the back of a spoon over the top of the glass and pour grenadine over it so it pours down the inside of the glass.
  • Optional: garnish with the orange wedge and cherry.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 454IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

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