How to Make a Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise
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Much like its name suggests, this sweet and bitter drink is reminiscent of a sunrise, perfectly mirroring a tropical vacation. Still, it’s not just this cocktail’s appearance that comes across as dreamy. Here’s how you can concoct the perfect tequila sunrise


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 1 Orange slice
  • 1 maraschino cherry, for garnish


  1. Gather your ingredients and get a tall glass.
  2. Pour ice cubes to the top of the glass and then add the tequila and orange juice. Stir well.
  3. Pour the grenadine slowly around the edge of the glass.
  4. Allow the grenadine to sink to the bottom of the glass. It will rise gradually and mix with the other ingredients.
  5. Add an orange slice and cherry to top it all off and enjoy.