Tequila Sunrise Recipe


Tequila Sunrise

Experience the sunrise on your day off with this Tequila Sunrise Recipe. This fruity and Tequila flavored cocktail is great for relaxing by the pool on a hot summer day.

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How to make a Tequila Sunrise

Making a Tequila Sunrise is super simple once you get the hang of pouring Grenadine Syrup purchased from Amazon. Just drizzle the syrup on the back of a spoon and let it settle to the bottom of the glass.  It will make a stunning gradient effect on your tropical cocktail.


  • Tequila
  • Grenadine
  • Orange Juice
  • Maraschino Cherry
  • Orange Slice

Recipe Steps

The first step in the Tequila Sunrise recipe is to fill a collins glass with good quality ice. You always want to add ice to this drink first so that the other ingredients chill as they are settling to the bottom.

If you want to learn about the different cocktail ice types, be sure to read our blog post that explains the three main types of ice used in bartending.
Ice Sphere

Next, pour in the tequila and orange juice into the glass. THen using the back of a bar spoon, slowly pour the grenadine down the side to allow it to settle on the bottom. Pour slowly enough so that it does not mix with the other ingredients.

Add a maraschino cherry on top of the drink and garnish the top with a generous orange slice.

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Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise was the drink of the rock stars during the '70s.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Tropical
Keyword: Tropical Drink
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Calories: 187kcal


  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • 3 oz Orange juice
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry Garnish
  • 1 slice Orange Garnish


  • Pour the tequila and orange juice into a Collins glass filled with ice.
  • Using the back of a bar spoon, drizzle the grenadine down the side of the glass.
  • Allow the grenadine to settle to the bottom of the Collins glass.
  • Garnish with the Maraschino cherry and orange slice


Nutrition Facts
Tequila Sunrise
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 50mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Looking for something a little more tropical? See our fruity summertime cocktail recipes!

As always, drink responsibly, and don’t drink and drive!

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