How To Make A Tequila Sunrise

Although an earlier version of the Tequila Sunrise made an appearance at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in the 1930s, the modern version was created in the 1970s at The Trident in Sausalito, California. The Rolling Stones, while on tour in 1972, helped popularize the current Tequila Sunrise recipe. Thanks to either an eye for art or someone’s forgetfulness, combining the ingredients without mixing creates a color gradient, resembling a beautiful sunrise - hence, its widely recognized name.

Tequila Sunrise Ingredients

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • As needed Orange juice
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine

Tequila Sunrise Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in a highball, excluding grenadine
  2. Add ice.
  3. Using a spoon, sink grenadine to the bottom of the glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange wheel and enjoy.

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Yield: 1 Cocktail
Updated: 2018-06-28

Tequila Sunrise