Tequila Sunrise Recipe

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Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Ingrid Visockiene
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


Born in the glamorous ’70s, the tequila sunrise is a cocktail that has stood the test of time, with its layers of vibrant orange and deep red capturing the essence of the morning sun.

One of my all-time faves, this tequila sunrise recipe is a harmonious blend of silver tequila, zesty fresh orange, and the sweet allure of grenadine promises to delight.


  • 2 oz tequila (preferably silver or blanco)
  • 4 oz fresh orange juice
  • 0.5 oz grenadine syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Prep: Fill a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Mix: Pour the tequila over the ice, followed by the fresh orange juice.
  3. Pour: Slowly pour the grenadine syrup over the back of a spoon to allow it to gently settle at the bottom.
  4. Do not stir: The grenadine should create a beautiful red-to-orange gradient, resembling a sunrise.
  5. Garnish: Add an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.


I adjust the amount of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine depending on my mood. For an afternoon tipple, I go lighter on the tequila.

For an added twist, you can rim the glass with salt or add a splash of soda water for some fizz.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 0.01g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0.4g

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