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
147
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.1g
0.2%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Protein
0.8g
1.6%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
9µg
1%
Vitamin C
45mg
75%
Vitamin E
0.2mg
0.8%
Calcium
34mg
3%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
26µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
26µg
6%
Iron
0.1mg
0.6%
Magnesium
9mg
2%
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
1.2%
Phosphorus
14mg
2%
Potassium
156mg
4%
Sodium
1mg
N/A