Tequila Sunrise

I love tequila and usually drink it in the form of a margarita.

But there’s something about sunrise or sunset drinks with the color gradient that’s so eye-catching and they always make me thirsty.

Tequila Sunrise - The classic cocktail that never goes out of style! Refreshing and easy! Everything tastes better topped with an umbrella!!

This is a classic tequila sunrise but classics like this never go out of style.

It’s similar to the tequila sunrises we all drank on spring break in Cancun in college and were likely still drinking at sunrise. Okay, maybe I speak for myself.

Tequila Sunrise - The classic cocktail that never goes out of style! Refreshing and easy! Everything tastes better topped with an umbrella!!

It’s refreshing, nostalgic, and the grenadine sweetens it up enough that you may not notice it packs quite a punch. It’s the perfect drink for a long holiday weekend. I can’t believe summer is over but this drink makes me feel like I can hold onto it a bit longer.

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Don’t forget the umbrellas because everything tastes better topped with an umbrella.

Tequila Sunrise - The classic cocktail that never goes out of style! Refreshing and easy! Everything tastes better topped with an umbrella!!

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Tequila Sunrise

There's something about sunrise or sunset drinks with the color gradient that's so eye-catching and they always make me thirsty. This is a classic tequila sunrise but classics like this never go out of style. It's refreshing, nostalgic, and the grenadine sweetens it up enough that you may not notice it packs quite a punch. Don't forget the umbrellas because everything tastes better topped with an umbrella.

Yield: 1 drink, recipe is easily doubled, tripled, etc.

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ice cubes, to taste
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces tequila (I prefer silver tequila and use Patron Silver)
  • 1/2 to 1 ounce grenadine, or to taste
  • maraschino cherries, for garnishing
  • orange slices, for garnishing
  • umbrellas, optional for garnishing

Directions:

  1. To a large glass, add the ice cubes, orange juice, and tequila.
  2. Add the grenadine which will sink to the bottom. Do not stir.
  3. Garnish and serve immediately. Recipe is intended for those for whom alcohol use is legal and appropriate. Always drink responsibly.

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13 comments

  1. This is a gorgeous drink to extend summer with!! Hope you have a great holiday weekend😊

  2. So pretty!! I could go for 3 right now!

  3. Such a beautiful cocktail…gotta love the classics!

  4. These drinks are all so beautiful and are making me so thirsty.

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  5. So pretty! I could definitely go for one of these this weekend!

  6. Beautiful. Definitely umbrella worthy. 

  7. The color of this drink is stunning! Can I just have this painted on my walls for when it’s cold and I want to dream of summery things? 😀. I can’t wait to try this. It looks very refreshing.

  8. This is such a great drink, I love the way it looks. I also add just a bit of cinnamon or coffee grounds (less than a pinch) to add a bit of depth, if you know what I mean. Anyways, the recipe is amazing, thanks for sharing!

  9. I LOVE YOU! I’m going to have a hell of a weekend! I can’t wait to try this drink !!! thank you!

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