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Easy Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

5 from 37 reviews

You don’t have to be a professional bartender to make this beautiful three-ingredient Tequila Sunrise cocktail.  Impress your family and friends with this quick, easy refreshing drink.

Ingredients

  • ice
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine syrup
  • orange slices (garnish)
  • maraschino cherries (garnish)

Instructions

  1. Fill a tall glass with ice (Highball or Collins glass)
  2. Pour in orange juice and tequila.  Stir to combine. Using a small spoon pour grenadine down the inside of the glass giving it a minute to settle on the bottom. If it completely settles on the bottom gently and slowly stir just once right before serving.
  3. Garnish with orange slices and cherries.

Notes

  • Because of the hint of sweetness Gold Tequila is perfect for this Tequila Sunrise because it is slightly sweet and will complement the fruity flavors.
  • Grenadine syrup is available in the liquor aisle of most grocery stores next to the other mixers.
  • Pour the grenadine syrup slowly over the back of a spoon.  It is heavier than the orange juice and tequila and it will sink to the bottom in due time.
  • For a party pitcher simply use 1 part tequila to to 2 parts orange juice. Then drizzle in the grenadine right before serving or add the grenadine to each individual glass after pouring in the orange juice mixture. 
  • Do not stir the cocktail until serving it.  At that time it only needs a one time very slow and easy stir to put on a show.  Leave the stir stick in the drink and allow your quest to decide if they want completely mix the drink.
  • For a change of pace try this beautiful Tequila Sunrise cocktail with grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, splash of lime juice, or a splash of seltzer.

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