Tequila Sunrise


This pretty Tequila Sunrise drink with layers of orange juice and grenadine is delicious on a hot summer day and great for Cinco de Mayo!

Tequila Sunrise alcoholic drink: grenadine, orange juice, and tequila.  Great for Cinco de Mayo!

The first time I had a Tequila Sunrise drink was in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic many, many years ago and I absolutely loved it – there’s just something about the pretty colors in it that I thought was so fun.   I like my food and drinks to be pretty colors, nothing wrong with that!  I’m that girl who orders the hot pink bubblegum or the bright blue cotton candy ice cream when I go out just because it’s pretty looking and an appealing color  #notnormal.

The classics just never go out of style and you’ll love this version of a Tequila Sunrise, especially on this lovely 5th of May, also known as Cinco de Mayo.  It’s simple to make and, once again, has great colors.  Enjoy and have a great week!

Tequila Sunrise
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Serves: 1
This pretty Tequila Sunrise drink with layers of orange juice and grenadine is delicious on a hot summer day and great for Cinco de Mayo.
  • 1.5 fluid ounce of tequila
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ice cubes
  • ½ (1.5 fluid ounce) grenadine syrup
  • 1 slice orange, for garnish, optional
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish, optional
  1. Pour tequila in a highball glass that has been filled with ice, and top with orange juice. Stir.
  2. Add grenadine by tilting glass and SLOWLY pouring grenadine down side by flipping the bottle vertically very quickly.
  3. Allow it to settle to the bottom of the glass (be patient).
  4. Garnish with a slice of orange, and a maraschino cherry (optional).
  5. Do not stir.
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31 Responses to “Tequila Sunrise”

  1. May 5, 2014 at 2:22 AM #

    Happy Cinco De Mayo to you. Bottoms up!

  2. May 5, 2014 at 9:08 AM #

    So pretty! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had a tequila sunrise before (gasp!). Gotta try one soon!

  3. May 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM #

    This is indeed such a gorgeous drink!

  4. May 5, 2014 at 10:52 AM #

    So pretty!

  5. May 5, 2014 at 12:07 PM #

    I’m a sucker for a pretty drink!

  6. May 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM #

    This is definitely one of my favorite drinks!! I love a good drink with tequila in it 😉

  7. May 5, 2014 at 2:01 PM #

    How fun I posted a recipe for a tequila sunrise today too but instead of grenadine I used mashed raspberries.

    • May 5, 2014 at 2:57 PM #

      No way!!!! Great minds think alike!!

  8. May 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM #

    That color gradient is gorgeous!

  9. May 5, 2014 at 2:41 PM #

    Love the combos of flavor, sounds refreshing and delicious!

  10. May 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM #

    Whoa, what a gorgeous cocktail…perfect for Cinco de Mayo, but tasty enough to drink all summer long!

  11. May 5, 2014 at 5:04 PM #

    haha you are definitely not alone – I love pretty foods / drinks! This really is a stunner – sounds delicious too!

  12. May 5, 2014 at 5:32 PM #

    Oh how I wish I has one of these in my hand right now! Delish!

  13. May 5, 2014 at 5:57 PM #

    I love this cocktail – and especially on Cinco de Mayo 🙂 Love how amazing it looks Ashley!

  14. May 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM #

    Cheers! What a gorgeous drink!

  15. May 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM #

    I totally need this right now. Happy Cinco de Mayo my friend 🙂

  16. May 6, 2014 at 7:42 AM #

    The colors are beautiful!! I love classic cocktails 🙂
    Great job!!

  17. May 6, 2014 at 8:39 AM #

    A classic but probably still one of the best! Happy week! xoxo

  18. May 6, 2014 at 8:58 AM #

    GORGEOUS! I love tequila sunrise’s, and your looks delicious! 🙂

  19. May 6, 2014 at 9:58 AM #

    I still haven’t had a tequila sunrise, but this looks so amazing, I’m going to just have to try it!

  20. May 6, 2014 at 10:35 AM #


  21. May 6, 2014 at 10:41 AM #

    Wow, that’s almost too pretty to drink. If it tastes as amazing as it looks, I’m hooked.

  22. May 6, 2014 at 4:54 PM #

    Yes please!

  23. May 6, 2014 at 7:25 PM #

    Love the layers of colors. Hope you had a festive Cinco de Mayo!

  24. May 7, 2014 at 7:57 AM #

    I like a pretty drink too Ashley! And a drink with tequila 🙂

    • May 7, 2014 at 1:34 PM #

      I’m glad you understand 🙂

  25. May 7, 2014 at 9:46 AM #

    That is the prettiest drink that I ever did see! I love the colors!

    • May 7, 2014 at 1:32 PM #

      Awww thanks, Angie! That means a lot!

  26. May 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM #

    Hey Ashley, we too went to Punta cana. Where did you stay? This drink looks amazing! I love these colors! I’ve never made one at home, so thanks for the recipe 😀

    • May 7, 2014 at 11:38 PM #

      Hey Cindy! We stayed at the majestic elegance (I think that’s what it was called). How about you??

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