The Tequila Sunrise will always be the cocktail that changed tequila for us. It’s a classic fruity cocktail that takes us back sunny holidays by the beach feeling like the world was a wondrous place.
Before we used to to think of tequila as just a shooting spirit, but mixing it with orange juice and sweetening with grenadine, tequila became something glorious.
Tequila sunrise was invented in the 1970s in the USA and became a bit of a rock’n’roll drink thanks to the Rolling Stones and their entourage.
The sunrise element of the cocktail is thanks to the grenadine being a heavier liquid than the orange juice so as you carefully pour it in it sinks to the bottom in a gradient creating the striking sunrise look.
Tequila sunrise is a simple and easy to make cocktail that looks impressive and ideal for throwing together at summer time gatherings.
The Tequila sunrise is a staple at the bar and actually inspired my favourite drink of choice – tequila and orange juice filled high with ice. It tastes amazing on a cool day, easy to relax with, very easy to refill.
We recommend using Patron Reposado tequila for it’s smooth flavour profile that complements the orange juice. But you can use any of your favourite tequila’s.
HOW TO MAKE TEQUILA SUNRISE (SERVES 1)
50 ml Patrón Reposado Tequila
120 ml Fresh Orange Juice
15 ml Grenadine Syrup
Orange slice, for garnish
1. Fill a high ball glass with ice.
2. Pour over Patron Reposado tequila and orange juice.
3. Gently pour over the grenadine, it will slowly fall to the base of the glass.
4. Garnish with slice of orange.
Note: We don’t recommend using a straw with the Tequila Sunrise as you will get a mouthful of grenadine! Stir the ice as you sip.
Picture source : Patron
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