Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise – Not only is it pretty to look at, but a Tequila Sunrise is refreshing, nostalgic, and the grenadine sweetens it up enough that you may not even notice it packs quite a punch!!

I can’t believe summer is two-thirds over but this drink makes me feel like I can hold onto it a bit longer.

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

What’s In A Tequila Sunrise

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

Just combine tequila, orange juice, grenadine, and maraschino cherries and you are all set. Don’t forget the umbrellas because everything tastes better topped with an umbrella.

Classic Tequila Sunrise

This is a classic Tequila Sunrise. 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.

Make One or Make A Pitcher

A Tequila Sunrise is the perfect drink for unwinding with one in front of your favorite tv program or make a few for a casual evening in your backyard with a couple friends.

But for that long holiday weekend fiesta that you’re throwing, you can triple, quadruple, etc. the recipe to have it ready to go in a pitcher. Preparing by the pitcher is so much easier than making drinks one-by-one when you’re making drinks for a crowd.

People can serve themselves from the pitcher and you can relax. Ahhh.

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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.

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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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