Tequila Sunrise Recipe

Tequila Sunrise Recipe
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Sometimes you want to drink like a nineteen-year-old with a starter moustache who thinks that Mexican food is super exotic, and for that mood, the best of the tequila drinks is the Tequila Sunrise. If you’re going to make a tequila sunrise drink, you should make it right, and unabashedly. Juice an orange, pretend it’s 1978, and sip away.

1
Servings
86
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces orange juice, or the juice from one medium-sized orange
  • ½ teaspoon grenadine

Directions

In a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice, combine orange juice and tequila until well chilled. Strain into a highball glass, pour in the grenadine, and stir just enough for the colors to combine somewhat, giving it that pretty sunrise effect. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
7g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
36mg
48%
Calcium, Ca
118mg
12%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
44mg
6%
Sodium, Na
26mg
2%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
106g
4%

Tequila Sunrise Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Tequila Sunrise Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.