Looking for a refreshing and easy-to-make cocktail that's perfect for summertime sipping? Look no further than the Tequila Sunrise! This classic drink is made with just a few simple ingredients, including tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. In this guide, we'll show you step-by-step how to make this delicious cocktail at home - no bartender required!
Sipping on a Tequila Sunrise is like taking a tropical vacation in a glass. The sweet tanginess of the orange juice mixes perfectly with the smoothness of tequila, and the grenadine adds just the right amount of sweetness to make your taste buds dance.
It's like sunshine in a cocktail - perfect for sipping by the pool or at your next backyard BBQ. So go ahead, take a sip and let this Tequila Sunrise transport you to paradise!
Orange Juice: Provides a sweet and tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with tequila. I Suggest pulpless orange juice for this drink.
Grenadine: As the grenadine sinks to the bottom of the glass, it creates a beautiful red hue that blends seamlessly with the orange juice to create a stunning visual display, or a "sunrise."
Tequila: It wouldn't be a tequila sunrise without some tequila!
See recipe card for ratios.
This drink is best served over ice. So start by fill your glass with ice about ¾ of the way.
Pour your tequila and orange into your glass over the ice.
Slowly and gently pour the grenadine down the side of the glass, letting it settle to the bottom.
You should end up with a easy and gorgeous drink that resembles a "sunrise."
Top it with your favorite garnishes and serve!
What to Garnish With
Orange slices: This is a classic garnish for a Tequila Sunrise, as it adds an extra pop of citrus flavor and looks beautiful on the rim of the glass.
Cherries: A maraschino cherry is another popular choice for garnishing this cocktail. It adds a sweet burst of flavor and complements the grenadine's color.
Pineapple wedge: For a tropical twist, add a small pineapple wedge to your Tequila Sunrise. Not only does it look pretty, but its sweetness pairs well with the other flavors in the drink.
Lime wedge: If you prefer your cocktails on the tart side, consider adding a lime wedge to drink. Squeezing it into the drink will give it an extra burst of tanginess.
Sprig of mint: For a refreshing twist, add a sprig of mint to your cocktail. The herb's coolness pairs well with the warmth of tequila and orange juice.
As pretty as your drink turns out, make sure to give it a quick stir before drinking. Otherwise, you'll end up with too much grenadine at the bottom. Not a good drinking experience.
- 4 Ounces Orange Juice (pulp free)
- 2 Ounces Tequila
- ¼ Ounce Grenadine
- Pour tequila and orange juice into a glass full of ice.
- Slowly pour grenadine gently down the side of the glass and let it settle at the bottom.
- Garnish and serve.