The main ingredient in a Tequila Sunrise drink is tequila (surprise!), which gives that spicy kick. The next important ingredient is orange juice, which adds sweetness and juiciness to your drink. For this step, you can use either a cocktail shaker or just mix the ingredients in a glass before pouring over ice cubes. First, pour 1 shot (1 oz.) of tequila into a shaker or cocktail glass. Add 1 oz. of orange juice and 2 dashes of grenadine syrup. Mix until combined, then add ice cubes until the glass is filled halfway up the side (you may want to use crushed ice instead). Shake vigorously until chilled and frothy--about 30 seconds--then strain into an ice-filled glass with an orange slice garnish on top! Last Step: Enjoy!
Let’s face it, we all love a good Tequila Sunrise. It’s probably one of the most iconic cocktails out there—and for a good reason!
The original Tequila Sunrise recipe is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks served at bars and restaurants across the world. This cocktail was created in 1949 by Walter Bergeron, who worked at Rick’s Café Americain in New Orleans, Louisiana. He named it after the movie “Sunrise” starring Janet Gaynor and George O’Brien that was released two years earlier in 1927.
A Tequila Sunrise is made with tequila, orange juice and grenadine syrup. It has a soft orange color and a sweet taste. This cocktail is typically served in a tall glass over ice or blended with ice.
Drinking it is a great way to start your day or end your night. They’re refreshing and easy to make—you won’t need any special equipment or ingredients! They are usually made with tequila blanco, but if you prefer a darker flavor profile, you can use reposado or añejo tequila instead.
Ingredients to Make a Great Tequila Sunrise Drink
How to Make This Tequila Sunrise Recipe
How Do you Make a Frozen Tequila Sunrise Version
Tequila Sunrise Cocktail is a great one to enjoy as the sun comes up, but it can be tricky to make. Here are some tips from barman experts on how to do it right.
- Use fresh ingredients. You don’t want to make this drink with leftover margarita mix from last night’s party! Fresh oranges and limes add a lot of flavor, so go ahead and squeeze some fresh juice for your sunrise.
- Pour slowly. While pouring the tequila over the juice, take your time—the longer it takes you to pour it, the more time there is for all that delicious orange juice to settle into the bottom of your glass before mixing together with the tequila.
- Don’t forget about that grenadine! This sweet syrup adds so much flavor and color to this drink, but if you don’t use enough you could end up with something that looks more like a bloody mary than a tequila sunrise cocktail!
- Don’t skimp on the ice! Whether you’re making just one or multiple drinks at once, always be sure to add plenty of ice cubes into each glass.
- Use high-quality tequila and orange juice. We recommend using our Olmeca Altos Plata.
Others Cocktails that Might Interest You
Summer is here, and we’re feeling inspired by the season!
We’re putting together some cocktails that might interest you as you transition from winter to summer, and we couldn’t help but share this one with you: the paloma recipe.
This is a light and refreshing drink that’s sure to take your mind off of those hot summer days. It’s made with grapefruit soda and tequila, so it’s perfect for those who like their cocktails on the sweeter side. It also has the delicious taste of lime juice, which always makes any drink better!
If you try this cocktail during your summer travels, let us know how it is!
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Tequila is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from the blue agave plant in Mexico. The name comes from Nahuatl tēcōlli, meaning “cooked agave”. The drink has a long history in Mexico and has been produced there since at least the 16th century. Tequila is made from the heart of the blue agave plant, called the “piña”, which is cooked in ovens before being crushed and fermented. The resulting liquid is distilled into liquor that can range in color from clear to amber and with an alcohol content from 40% to 55%.
Olmeca Altos is made with 100% agave and comes in three varieties: blanco (unaged), reposado (aged for 2 months) and añejo (aged for 12 months). It has a smooth taste with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, citrus and peppermint. Each sip offers a unique experience that will leave you wanting more!