Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise cocktail
The Tequila Sunrise cocktail is a bright two-toned drink, similar to the sunrise in its appearance.
The infamous and beautiful Tequila Sunrise uses only three ingredients; tequila, grenadine and orange juice. It is served unmixed to preserve the colour of each layer.
The recipe for the Tequila Sunrise cocktail was invented in the 1930s by the bartenders of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.
The drink became famous thanks to the rock band The Rolling Stones. During their tour of the United States in 1972, the band regularly drank a Tequila Sunrise (or two!).
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • Highball glass


  • 45 ml tequila
  • 15 ml grenadine syrup
  • 90 ml orange juice

to garnish

  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 cherry


  • Add the tequila and the orange juice to a chilled highball glass previously filled with ice.
  • Top the liquid with the grenadine. Let it settle. It should sink to the bottom of the glass, creating a layered effect.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and serve.
When Tequila Sunrise cocktail became popular in the US, in 1973 the band Eagles recorded a song of the same name, and it peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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