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Tequila Sunrise Recipe

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Tequila Sunrise is a classic cocktail made with just three simple ingredients: orange juice, tequila, and grenadine. This refreshing drink is known for its beautiful, sunrise-like appearance, with layers of orange and red that mimic the colors of a morning sky.

Tasting Notes

When you take your first sip of a Tequila Sunrise, you’ll immediately notice the bright and citrusy flavor of the orange juice. The freshness of the orange juice provides a sweet and tangy base that is both refreshing and invigorating.

As the tequila mixes in, you’ll experience a slight warmth and a hint of earthiness that balances the sweetness of the orange juice. The tequila adds a smooth, slightly spicy undertone that complements the citrus flavors.

As you continue to drink, the grenadine gradually blends in, adding a touch of sweetness and a subtle berry-like flavor. The grenadine not only enhances the visual appeal of the drink but also adds a depth of flavor that rounds out the overall taste experience.

The combination of the orange juice, tequila, and grenadine creates a well-balanced cocktail that is both sweet and slightly tart, with a smooth finish that leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Tips & Tricks

Try using different types of tequila, such as blanco, reposado, or añejo, to see how they change the flavor profile. Reposado and añejo can add more depth and complexity.

Adding a small amount of lime juice can provide an extra layer of citrus flavor and a bit of tartness, balancing the sweetness of the grenadine.

For a lighter and more refreshing version, top off your Tequila Sunrise with a splash of sparkling water or club soda. This adds a bit of fizz and reduces the overall sweetness.

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Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

Vibrant Citrus with a Tequila Twist


  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz tequila
  • 0.5 oz grenadine


  1. Build in glass, starting with fresh ice.
  2. Pour in orange juice and tequila, stir well to combine.
  3. Pour in grenadine, slowly, so it sinks at the bottom.
  4. Serve as-is, but stir before drinking.

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