Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise is said to have been invented in Acapulco in the 1950s as a welcome to paradise cocktail at one of the resorts there. It’s a wonderfully vibrant cocktail that looks as great as it tastes. The sweet grenadine masks the kick of tequila so drink them long and slow… and through a straw to get the full effect and a great mingling (with out mixing) of the ingredients.

Tequila Sunrise

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serves 1


  • 2 ounce tequila
  • fresh squeezed orange juice to fill glass
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • garnishes of your choice (orange slice, cherry, star fruit)


Place 3 or 4 ice cubes in a tall glass. Pour in the tequila followed by the orange juice. Stir to combine. Slowly pour the grenadine on top and let it sit a few moments with out stirring. The syrup will sink to the bottom creating that name sake sunrise effect. Finish with any or all of the suggested garnishes