The Tequila Sunrise is an old and classic drink recipe that has been sticking around for a long time now. The reason for it is only because it is very delicious and popular among many people. There are a lot of things to love about the tequila sunrise cocktail. It is very easy to mix up is also one of them, and also because it is a beautiful and refreshingly fruity cocktail. You can also make this drink at home and there is no need for any special skills to create the “sunrise” effect because it occurs naturally. You need to store your liquid ingredients in a double door fridge to let them cool before you start on your recipe. Keep reading for the delicious recipe of an Easy Classic Tequila Sunrise Cocktail.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Serving: 1 tall glass
- 2 ounces tequila
- 4 ounces orange juice
- 1/2 ounce grenadine
- Orange slice for garnishing
- Maraschino cherry for garnishing
- Ice Cubes
Gather all Ingredients:
Put together all the ingredients need to make this drink. You need to have a cup full of cherries for garnishing. You need 2 ounces of tequila, 4 ounces of orange juice pre and natural, orange slice for garnishing, and a tall glass.
Tools to Use:
You only need two tools to make this famous drink.
Highball Glass: A highball glass is a perfect glass for tall drinks like the one we are making a Tequila Sunrise. This also gives us the advantage of having plenty of room for ice, alcohol, and your favorite mixers that we want to add.
Cocktail Shaker: This stainless steel cocktail shaker is a must-have for any newbie and aspiring home bartender. It is durable, very easy to use, and keeps ingredients perfectly cold for a long time.
- Take out a highball glass and filled it with ice cubes.
- Now you need to pour the tequila and orange juice in the glass.
- Next, you need to take a spoon and stir it very well.
- After that, slowly pour the grenadine around the inner edge of the glass.
- It will start to sink and then gradually rise to mix with the other ingredients.
- Now, you need to garnish your glass with orange slices and cherries. You drink is ready to serve and enjoy.
You can alter this recipe according to your taste and need. Below are some tips for making it more unique and full of flavors.
If the tequila sunrise is a little bit too sweet for your taste, try to add a dash of lime or even lemon juices. This tip will help to balance out the taste without compromising the appearance and main flavor of the drink.
If you are throwing a massive party and you need to make the tequila sunrise by the pitcher, simply all you need to do is increase the ingredients. Mix the 1 part tequila and 2 parts orange juice or use 3 parts juice to soften the alcohol a little more. Add the grenadine as you like either in the pitcher or pour it into each glass. At last, use ice in the pitcher or glasses or both.