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Sunrise in a Glass: The Refreshing Tequila Sunrise

Sunrise in a Glass: The Refreshing Tequila Sunrise
  April 12, 2024

Sunrise in a Glass: The Refreshing Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise is a vibrant and refreshing cocktail that captures the beauty of a sunrise in every sip. This layered masterpiece combines the smooth taste of tequila with the citrusy tang of orange juice and the sweet, syrupy depth of grenadine, creating a visually stunning and flavorful drink.


2 ounces blanco tequila (silver tequila)

4 ounces orange juice, freshly squeezed for the best flavor

½ ounce grenadine syrup

Orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)

Instructions (makes 1 drink):

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.

Carefully pour the tequila into the glass filled with ice. Tilt the glass slightly and slowly pour the orange juice down the side of the glass. This allows the orange juice to layer on top of the tequila without mixing completely.

Using a bar spoon (or the back of a spoon if you don't have one), slowly drizzle the grenadine syrup down the inner edge of the glass. The grenadine will sink through the layers, creating a stunning red sunrise effect at the bottom of the drink.

Take a moment to appreciate the vibrant layers of your Tequila Sunrise before garnishing with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry (optional).


Freshly squeezed orange juice offers the brightest flavor and the most vibrant color contrast. Bottled juice can be used in a pinch, but the taste and color may be less intense.

Grenadine adds a touch of sweetness. If you prefer a less sweet drink, start with ¼ ounce of grenadine and adjust to your taste.

You can substitute with another red syrup like raspberry syrup, but the flavor profile will be slightly different.

For a tropical twist, use pineapple juice instead of orange juice.

Enjoy this beautiful and refreshing Tequila Sunrise! It's a perfect poolside drink or a delightful way to unwind after a long day. Let the vibrant colors and the sweet and citrusy flavors transport you to a place of relaxation and enjoyment.