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Tequila Sunrise Cocktail


The tequila sunrise cocktail is an unmixed (kind of..) cocktail served in a highball glass! The ingredients of this beauty are tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup.

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail History!

Since Tequila Sunrise cocktail has a bad reputation, it is rare to see it on any classy establishment's cocktail list. Most proud mixologists avoid putting it on their menu. We think that this assumption is unfair. A drink that is quite delicious when mixed correctly can be delicious!

You will most likely be able to recall the Rolling Stones' outrageous rock-n-roll antics if you are older. The 1970s were a time for rebellion, punk rock music, and the Rolling Stones were there to make it all happen. They sold out their tours around the world. Bobby Lazoff gave them a drink made with Tequila, orange juice, and grenadine while they were in San Francisco to promote Exile on Main St. They were a huge success and requested the drink wherever they went, They quickly became famous for their fights with Playboy bunnies, riots, fighting, and other antics. They helped increase the profits of Jose Cuervo tequila with the instant popularity of this cocktail. More bands like the Eagles join in on the hype, and they even recorded a song called Just Another Tequila Sunrise back in 1973.

It is clear why the cocktail became synonymous with drugs, sex, and rock 'n' roll. However, the Tequila Sunrise cocktail was around long before Mick Jagger discovered it. The original recipe was a twist on the Singapore Sling, created at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in the 1930s. It included tequila and lime juice along with soda water and crème de cassis. The Trident bartenders had some fun with this drink and simplified it to make the classic drink we all know today.

Tequila Sunrise

A 1970s cocktail classic!


5 from 8 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 40 ml Tequila
  • 200 ml Orange Juice
  • 10 ml Grenadine


  • Take a highball glass and fill it with ice!
  • Pour in the tequila and orange juice.
  • Now stir the cocktail cold.
  • Now pour in the grenadine so it sinks to the bottom and make a beautiful sunrise effect!
  • Serve.

Video Instructions

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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