The first time I ever heard of Tequila Sunrise was from a movie (of the same name) back in 1988. It was a film about two friends being on opposite ends of the law, where at some point a pretty lady is caught between the two — plus some other twists and turns. That pretty much sums up this cocktail recipe!
Today I bring you my version of the Tequila Sunrise cocktail. The original cocktail recipe was created in the 1930s at a hotel in Arizona and modernized in the 1970s with slight changes. The two-toned drink color resembles the colors of a sunrise; which we all know if a nice view. 🙂
Tequila and orange juice are already a start to a good cocktail, but once the cocktail is “layered” with a hint of sweetness from the grenadine, it adds a new level of tastiness. You’ll find this cocktail very simple to make and once you understand how to add the grenadine, you’re a pro.
Tip: You’ll need to use a spoon so you can pour the grenadine layer very slowly. Since it is the heaviest ingredient, it will head straight o the bottom of your glass creating the look we are going for.
When you want a great tequila-based drink that has some sweetness (but not too sweet) give this Tequila Sunrise Cocktail a spot on your home bar menu.
- 2 oz. Tequila
- 1/2 cup Orange Juice
- 1/4 cup Grenadine Syrup
- Add tequila and orange juice to a shaker with 1/4 cup of ice. Shake for 5 seconds.
- Fill a drinking glass with ice then add tequila and juice mixture to glass.
- Turn spoon bottom side up and slowly pour grenadine into drinking glass over juice mixture.
- Add cherries and orange peel for garnish and serve.