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Tequila Sunrise Cocktail | Tequila Sunrise Recipe

Tequila Sunrise is an exquisite cocktail that is made using Tequila, Orange Juice and Grenadine. The three ingredients when put together and gently stirred gives a temporary sunrise effect. The effect gives Tequila Sunrise a texture different to other drinks and is liked by many just because of this sunrise effect. But in no ways is this cocktail all about texture, it has its a great taste too.
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Tequila Sunrise is an exquisite cocktail that is made using Tequila, Orange Juice and Grenadine.

The three ingredients when put together and gently stirred gives a temporary sunrise effect.

The effect gives Tequila Sunrise a texture different to other drinks and is liked by many just because of this sunrise effect.

But in no ways is this cocktail all about texture, it has its a great taste too.

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail | Tequila Sunrise Recipe

The Orange flavour with sweetness of Grenadine blends beautifully with Tequila and gives Tequila Sunrise cocktail its own unique flavour.


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If you would like a cocktail that is great in taste and in texture, Tequila Sunrise is the drink for you.

Drink responsibly – It is recommended adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week. Always check label for unit information.

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Tequila Sunrise – How to Mix

The most distinctive thing about Tequila Sunrise cocktail is its sunrise effect and great taste.

The sunrise effect can be easily achieved by first creating three layers of different ingredients in it.

To prepare Tequila Sunrise the right way, we use different ingredients in an order based on their density so they do not mix unevenly without giving the desired result.

To make Tequila Sunrise Cocktail,

First, take a highball glass and add Grenadine to it. Now fill the glass with lots of ice and add Tequila to it.

You need regular ice cubes as you use in for any other cocktail drink.

Now slowly add Orange juice to fill rest of the glass. And that is all what you need to get the cocktail ready.

However, not everything is done.

Though technically we have made the Tequila Sunrise Cocktail by adding the ingredients the sunrise effect for which it is known for is still missing.

So let’s get on to with it.


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Tequila Sunrise – Adding the Sunrise Effect

The sunrise effect needs to be added just before serving the cocktail.

To bring the sunrise effect, take a Muddling spoon and gently stir the Grenadine settled at the bottom of the glass.

A little stir will allow the Grenadine to rise up and mix well with Tequila to make it lighter in colour and give the desired effect.

Your cocktail can now officially be called the Tequila Sunrise cocktail.

However, remember not to stir it too much or too fast else it will just make the whole cocktail Pinkish or light red in colour and spoil the whole sunrise effect.

But just one more little thing to do before serving the cocktail. Just, add an orange wedge on top and you are ready to go.

People often decorate the drink with other garnishing such as zest, twist and even cocktail cherries but this is more often based on your personal preference and how you want to decorate it.

Recommendation

  • It is better to use freshly squeezed Orange juice to get the best flavour.
  • It is best to add Grenadine first so it does not leave red streaks in the whole drink.
  • While stirring you may see the sunrise effect a bit late so be gentle while stirring. It is not difficult and within a couple of preparations you will be easily able to get a good sunrise effect.

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Tequila Sunrise made with tequila and fruit juice

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

Tequila Sunrise is an exquisite cocktail that is made using Tequila, Orange Juice and Grenadine. The three ingredients when put together and gently stirred gives a temporary sunrise effect. The effect gives Tequila Sunrise a texture different to other drinks and is liked by many just because of this sunrise effect. But in no ways is this cocktail all about texture, it has its a great taste too.
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Course: Beverages, Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Team Felicity

Equipment

  • Highball Glass
  • Cocktail Mixing Spoon

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

  • 50 ml Tequila
  • 20 ml Grenadine
  • 100 ml Orange Juice
  • Lots of Ice
  • Orange Wedge for garnishing

Instructions

How to mix Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

  • As the name suggests, the most important thing while preparing Tequila Sunrise is its Sunrise effect. The sunrise effect can be achieved easily by first creating three layers of different ingredients in it. To get the Tequila Sunrise the right way, we use the different ingredients based on their density so it does not mix unevenly.
    50 ml Tequila
  • Take a highball glass and first add Grenadine to it.
    20 ml Grenadine
  • Now fill the glass with lots of ice and add Tequila to it.
    Lots of Ice, 50 ml Tequila
  • Now slowly add Orange juice to fill the glass.
    100 ml Orange Juice
  • Just before serving, to bring the sunrise effect, take the Muddling spoon and gently stir the Grenadine settled at the bottom of the glass.
  • Do not stir too much or too fast else it will just make the whole cocktail Pinkish or light red in colour and spoil the whole sunrise effect.
  • Also, add a orange zest just before serving the cocktail.
    Orange Wedge for garnishing

Notes

Few considerations while preparing and serving the cocktail –
  • It is better to use freshly squeezed Orange juice to get the best flavour.
  • It is best to add Grenadine first so it does not leave red streaks in the whole drink.
  • While stirring you may see the sunrise effect a bit late so be gentle while stirring. It is not difficult and within a couple of preparations you will be easily able to get a good sunrise effect.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 205kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 29g (10%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Sodium: 9mg | Sugar: 21g (23%)
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