Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup, and served unmixed in a tall glass. The modern drink originates from Sausalito, California in the early 1970s after an earlier one created in the 1930s in Phoenix, Arizona. The cocktail is named for its appearance when served—with gradations of color resembling a sunrise.

The Tequila Sunrise is considered a long drink and is usually served in a collins or highball glass. The International Bartender Association has designated this cocktail as an IBA Official Cocktail.

The drink is mixed by pouring in Tequila, ice, then the juice and, lastly, syrup. The signature look of the drink depends on adding the syrup without mixing with the other ingredients. A spoon may be used to guide the syrup down the glass wall to the bottom of the glass with minimal mixing.

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    45 ml | 1 1/2 oz | 3 parts | 1 jiggers


    90 ml | 3 oz | 6 parts | 2 jiggers


    15 ml | 1/2 oz | 1 parts | 1/3 jiggers


  1. Orange slice

  2. Maraschino Cherry


Pour the tequila and orange juice into glass over ice. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom. Stir gently to create the sunrise effect. Garnish and serve.

Alcohol: Tequila

Mix: Orange Juice, Grenadine Syrup

Garnish: Orange Slice, Maraschino Cherry

Drinkware: Collins Glass

Served: On the rocks; poured over ice