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Tequila Sunrise Recipe

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The Tequila Sunrise Recipe is a classic delicious drink that combines Orange juice, Tequila, and Grenadine. This drink has the perfect citrusy sweet taste you will love. Top with a cherry or orange slice for a little taste of life at the beach. 

Tequila Sunrise

Summer is here and we are ready with a bunch of summer cocktails that are just waiting for you to make! Some of our favorites are the Fuzzy Navel, Sex on the beach, and of course this 3 ingredient Tequila Sunrise!  We love these for so many reasons! 

  • They are so easy to make! 
  • They are so fun with the burst of colors. 
  • The sweet citrusy taste that you are your guest will love. 
Tequila Sunrise

A Tequila sunrise is the perfect drink to serve at your BBQs and by the pool this summer. 

Tequila Sunrise

What is the difference between a Tequila Sunrise and a tequila sunset?

A tequila sunrise and a tequila sunset are very similar. The only difference is a tequila sunset has a splash of soda water mixed with the grenadine to give the drink the red color on top instead of at the bottom. 

How to Make Tequila Sunrise

  • Fill your cup ¾ of the way with ice.

  • Pour the tequila and orange juice into the glass.

  • Pour your grenadine gently down the side of the glass and let it settle for a few seconds. 

  • Enjoy the layered colors before stirring. It will turn into a gorgeous blood orange color.

  • Top with a cherry, orange slice, and maybe one of those umbrellas, and enjoy!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you would like to serve Tequila sunrise cocktails in hurricane glasses (highly recommended) then you will want to adjust the recipe to ½ ounce of grenadine and 6 ounces of Orange juice. 
  • If you are serving a crowd you can easily make a big pitcher of this to enjoy with friends. You will want to use 1 cup of tequila for every 2 cups of orange juice. Add your grenadine to suit your taste buds. 
  • If you want your drink to be even sweeter, swap out the orange juice for Sunny D.
  • When making cocktails that call for Orange juice I always recommend using a pulp free Orange juice. 
  • The layers of this drink are so pretty, but I recommend giving it a good stir prior to drinking it.
  • You can adjust the sweetness of this drink by adding more or less Grenadine. 
Tequila Sunrise

Storage

This is best enjoyed right away. 

Can I make this ahead of time?

If you are planning to serve this to friends you can make it up to 1 hour ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Just be sure you don’t add any ice so that it is not watered down. 

Tequila Sunrise

Can I make a Non-Alcoholic Tequila Sunrise?

Yes, you can make a non-alcoholic tequila sunrise. Just swap out the tequila for the sprite. 

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Tequila Sunrise is a classic delicious drink that combines Orange juice, Tequila, and Grenadine. This drink has the perfect citrusy sweet taste you will love. Top with a cherry or orange slice for a little taste of life at the beach.

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces Orange Juice
  • 2 Ounces Tequila
  • ¼ Ounce Grenadine
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Fill your cup ¾ of the way with ice.
  2. Pour the tequila and orange juice into the glass.
  3. Pour your grenadine gently down the side of the glass and let it settle for a few seconds. 
  4. Enjoy the layered colors before stirring. It will turn into a gorgeous blood orange color.
  5. Top with a cherry, orange slice, and maybe one of those umbrellas, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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