Tequila sunrise is refreshing and made from orange juice, tequila, and grenadine. Once you stir it, you get a beautiful sunrise look.
Hey there, and welcome back, friends. It is still summer!
You are in for a summer treat!
Today, I’m showing you how to make a simple summer drink that only requires three ingredients!
This refreshing summer cocktail is perfect for sipping on by the pool. It’s also a great drink when hosting BBQs since you can quickly whip it together.
We have enough things to worry about when hosting parties. Having an easy drink to serve makes my life easier.
Who doesn’t love some tequila mixed with orange juice?
The sweet citrus orange juice and the sweet-tart grenadine taste amazing together. If the mood strikes, make one for yourself!
Tequila Sunrise Ingredients
A tequila sunrise drink only requires a few ingredients to make. Have fun making this tasty, refreshing drink!
- some ice
- orange juice
- an orange slice
- a maraschino cherry
How to Make a Tequila Sunrise
Fill a glass with some ice.
Add the orange juice and tequila.
Slowly pour in the grenadine.
Mix very gently and watch the sunrise!
Add an orange slice and maraschino cherry to garnish.
Serve and enjoy.
What is a tequila sunrise?
Tequila sunrise is tequila and orange juice, and some grenadine. Then you can garnish it with some orange slices and maraschino cherries. What makes this drink special is you serve it unmixed. Before taking your first sip, gently stir it to get the sunrise look.
What’s the difference between tequila sunrise and tequila sunset?
The difference between tequila sunrise and tequila sunset comes down to a few ingredients. They say tequila sunset was invented to be less sweet than tequila sunrise, so it does not use grenadine syrup. Instead, it usually uses soda water that has been dyed red. But, there are a few versions of tequila sunset; some use grenadine and add grapefruit juice instead of orange juice.
Is tequila sunrise a girly drink?
No, tequila sunrise is not a girly drink. Anyone will love the refreshing taste of orange juice and tequila. It does feel like a summer drink with its bright colors.
Is tequila sunrise a cocktail?
Yes, tequila sunrise is a cocktail. It has a tequila base mixed with orange juice and some grenadine.
Is tequila sunrise a strong drink?
No, tequila sunrise is not a strong drink. It has 1.5 ounces of tequila. If you want the drink to be stronger, add more tequila. You can skip tequila if you want the drink to be non-alcoholic.
Is tequila sunrise sweet?
Tequila sunrise is a slightly sweet drink. If you use sugary orange juice, it will be sweeter. If you use freshly squeezed orange juice, it will be less sweet. You’ll love the citrus taste of this drink with the sweet grenadine swirling throughout.
What makes tequila sunrise red?
The grenadine syrup makes tequila sunrise a rich, vibrant red. The drink is served unmixed, so only the bottom is red, but once you stir it, the whole drink will turn a beautiful red color.
How to drink tequila sunrise
Tequila sunrise is served unmixed. When you are ready to drink it, gently stir it once to create a “sunrise” look.
What tequila should you use to make a tequila sunrise?
You can make a tequila sunrise with any tequila. For best results, you can use Blanco tequila. Blanco tequila is also known as silver tequila. Blanco tequila is the most used kind of tequila for making a tequila sunrise. A Blanco tequila will have a fresh, citrus flavor that will taste amazing with the orange juice in the tequila sunrise.
What to garnish a tequila sunrise with?
You can garnish a tequila sunrise with some orange slices and maraschino cherries.
When to serve tequila sunrise
You can serve a tequila sunrise on hot summer days or any time of the year. It’s a great afternoon or evening drink to serve with some snacks.
More tequila drinks
Try out my other favorite tequila-based drinks.
- Strawberry Paloma
- Frozen Peach Margaritas
- Frozen Pineapple Mango Margaritas
- Frozen Grapefruit Margaritas
Tequila Sunrise Recipe
- • Ice
- • 4 ounces orange juice
- • 1.5 ounces tequila
- • 1 tablespoon grenadine
- • Orange slice, to garnish
- • Maraschino cherry, to garnish
- Fill a glass with ice.
- Add the orange juice and tequila.
- Slowly pour in the grenadine.
- Mix very gently and watch the sunrise!
- Add an orange slice and maraschino cherry to garnish.
- Serve and enjoy.
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Happy summer, friends!