Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published June 25, 2020
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This cocktail drink isn’t just pretty to look at, it’s really tasty too! Make your own iconic orange-and-red layered-drink with our Tequila Sunrise Recipe! The strong taste of tequila goes nicely with the citrus flavor of freshly-squeezed orange juice. It’s easy to make and the perfect drink for late-night parties. So, what are you waiting for? Get your tequila and orange juice and whip up a nice cocktail!

How To Make Colorful Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

Just a sip of this bright, citrus-flavored cocktail won’t be enough! Make the party more colorful and energetic with the orange-and-red colors of our Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
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  • fl oz tequila
  • ¾ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp grenadine

For Garnish:

  • Orange slice, (optional)
  • Maraschino cherry, (optional)


  1. Fill the cocktail glass with your preferred amount of cracked ice. Then add the tequila, and orange juice. Stir well.

  2. Pour grenadine slowly over the back of a spoon or down the side of the glass. Allow it to settle at the bottom and slowly rise.

  3. Garnish with a slice of orange and Maraschino cherry. Then serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Be sure not to stir the drink as you want the gradient effect of popping orange and red. The grenadine will slowly rise after sink, creating the image of a sunrise. Once you stir the drink, the layered effect will be gone, and you’ll be left with a one-toned drink.

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  • Calcium: 20mg
  • Calories: 262kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 372mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Vitamin A: 372IU
  • Vitamin C: 93mg
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