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Tequila Sunrise Recipe

This quick and easy Tequila Sunrise recipe delights the palate with a harmonious blend of tequila, citrusy brightness from orange juice, and a sweet kiss of grenadine, creating a refreshing and tropically inspired taste sensation.

Quick and Easy Tequila Sunrise Recipe

The Tequila Sunrise, a cocktail as visually striking as it is delicious, gained popularity in the 1970s, reaching iconic status as a symbol of leisure and tropical relaxation. Originating in Sausalito, California, this vibrant concoction blends tequila, orange juice, and grenadine, creating a visually stunning gradient reminiscent of a sunrise. Its enduring appeal lies not only in its refreshing taste but also in its ability to transport drinkers to sun-soaked beaches with each sip, making it a timeless favorite for those seeking a taste of paradise in a glass.
Prep Time1 minute
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: grenadine cocktail recipe, grenadine recipe, sunrise teqiula, tequila sunrise, tequila sunrise grenadine, tequila sunrise recipe
Servings: 1


  • 2 ounces tequila blanco (aka silver)
  • 4 ounces orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/4 ounce LAVA grenadine syrup
  • 1 optional garnish: orange slice or cherry


  • In a chilled highball glass filled with ice add tequila and orange juice
  • Carefully top off with grenadine which will sink to the bottom creating a layered drinks
  • Garnish with an orange slice or cherry