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Tequila Sunrise – A Beautiful Mess


Tequila Sunrise is named for having red and yellow undertones – evoking a colorful sunrise. This beautiful three-ingredient cocktail has an interesting rock and roll history. Let’s learn how to make a Tequila Sunrise cocktail. It’s one of the classics you need to know.

Related: Screwdriver, Peach Bellini, Espresso Martini, Green Tea Shot, Orange Julius.

ingredients

  • tequila -This recipe calls for unaged blanco tequila.
  • orange juice – Fresh juice is best (but we won’t say).
  • Pomegranate syrup -We have a recipe here if you want to try making it.
  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry – Optional decorations.

directione

Start by pouring the pomegranate syrup into the bottom of the cup. Next, add ice to the glass.

In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the orange juice and tequila and shake for 10-15 seconds. Pour over ice in glass.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

Serve this drink unmixed or stirred just before serving for maximum sunrise. Enjoy!

Tips for making

History of sunrise tequila

The original Tequila Sunrise was created in the 1930s in Phoenix, Arizona by bartender Gene Sollett at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The original recipe contains different ingredients: tequila, crème de cassis, lime juice and soda water. It looks delicious, although it’s nothing like the drink we know today.

The modern Tequila Sunrise, as we know it now, was created in the early 1970s by bartenders Billy Rice and Bobby Lozoff. It was made extremely popular by the Rolling Stones, including Mick Jagger. The band made it their favorite drink, ordering it across the country. Their 1972 tour was even dubbed the “Cocaine and Tequila Sunrise Tour.” A year later, the Eagles released a song called “Tequila Sunrise” on their album “Desperado.”

Tequila Sunrise Variations

  • Mango sunset Replace orange juice with mango juice or grapefruit juice for a different flavour.
  • Virgin tequila sunset -Create a mocktail version by omitting the tequila entirely. My kids love it!
  • Sunrise Sailors – Create a Sailors Sunrise by replacing tequila with rum.
  • Tequila sunset -The difference between Tequila Sunrise and Sunset is that Tequila Sunrise uses grenadine syrup to achieve the red layer, while Tequila Sunset uses blackberry brandy to achieve the darker color.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Sunrise Tequila made of?

Tequila Sunrise consists of three ingredients: tequila, grenadine, and orange juice.

Who popularized Tequila Sunrise?

The Rolling Stones popularized the Tequila Sunrise by making it their drink of choice and ordering it all the way across the country on their tours in the 1970s.

Why is it called tequila sunrise?

The grenadine syrup at the bottom of the glass creates a sunrise effect as you drink the drink and the red color spreads to yellow. It simulates sunrise.

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directions

  • Start by pouring the pomegranate syrup into the bottom of the cup.

  • Next, add ice to the glass.

  • In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the orange juice and tequila and shake for 10-15 seconds.

  • Pour over ice.

  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

  • Serve this drink unmixed or with a little quick stirring just before serving for maximum sunrise. Enjoy!

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Nutritional facts

Tequila sunrise

Amount per service

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*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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