The Tequila Sunrise is a classic tropical cocktail perfect for summer. The main spirit of the drink is tequila and is combined with orange juice and a touch of grenadine, which gives the drink its unique “sunrise” gradient of orange to red. The Tequila Sunrise is commonly served in a collins glass with a slice of orange and a cherry to garnish.

What you need to make the Tequila Sunrise

For the drink
For the garnish
  • Orange slice
  • Cocktail cherry

How to make

  1. Add the ice cubes in a collins glass and pour in the tequila and orange juice.
  2. Drop by drop, add the grenadine syrup. It will sink to the bottom. Do not stir or you will lose the layered effect!
  3. Garnish with the orange slice and cocktail cherry to serve.

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