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Tequila Sunrise Recipe


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.


  • 1½ Ounce tequila
  • 3 Ounces orange juice, or the juice from one medium-sized orange
  • ½ Teaspoon grenadine


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.