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Tequila Sunrise Recipe With Simple Ingredients

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Tequila Sunrise is loved amongst cocktail lovers because of its aesthetic appeal and refreshing taste. The drink resembles the majestic view of the sunrise with various hues and has a delicious flavour that tickles cocktail lovers. Tequila Sunrise ingredients are simple and the drink can be made with substituted ingredients too.

Today, we will talk about how to make this cocktail with a simple Tequila Sunrise recipe, what Tequila Sunrise ingredients are, and some tips to perfect this loved and iconic drink.

Tequila Sunrise And Its History

Tequila Sunrise is a very simple and iconic cocktail that you can make by mixing Tequila, orange juice and grenadine syrup. The drink gives the appearance of merging hues that resemble very much to sky at the time of sunrise. You can see visible shades of red and orange blending nicely into one another.

Tequila is a very old drink and is passed through generations with many variations. Introduced in the early 1900s in the US, the drink gained popularity worldwide.

The Famous Tequila Sunrise Recipe

The Tequila Sunrise recipe is about blending and balancing the flavours nicely.

Tequila Sunrise Ingredients

Tequila Sunrise ingredients include

  • Tequila 2 Oz. for a smoother taste.
  • Orange juice 4 Oz. for freshness and tangy flavour
  • Grenadine syrup 0.5 Oz for sweetness and to create that visually appealing transitioning effect.
  • You may use an orange slice or cherry as a garnish.
  • Other than ingredients, Tequila is served in high-ball glasses so you can cherish that aesthetic appeal of the drink. Also, you will need a bar spoon and jigger to measure and make the drink.

How To Make Tequila Sunrise

  • Tequila is served on ice, so start by adding ice cubes to the glass.
  • Pour Tequila over the ice using a jigger.
  • Pour orange juice and let it mix naturally with the tequila.
  • Now to create that sunrise effect, slowly pour grenadine over the back of the bar spoon and let it sink and rise creating a beautiful effect of sunrise.  
  • Put garnish on the rim of your glass and serve!
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tequila sunrise ingredients

Tips For Perfect Tequila Recipe

  • Always use fresh orange juice and grenadine syrup. If you are using bottled juice, go for high-quality juice as the freshness will have a visible impact on the taste of your cocktail.
  • Carefully pour grenadine slowly or you will ruin the whole effect. Don’t mix the layers too much.
  • Try to create variations of drink by replacing tequila and adding soda water or lime juice for a fizz and citrusy flavour.
  • Usually, people use silver or blanco tequila to make tequila sunrise but you can also use reposado, a type of tequila that is aged in oak barrels. This ageing gives the tequila, a rich and complex flavour.
  • You can also use Anejo tequila which gives tequila sunrise a sophisticated flavour.
  • One can also substitute Grenadine with other syrups like pomegranate juice, raspberry juice or cranberry juice. The pomegranate juice gives a similar visual effect and a bit of tarty flavour. The raspberry juice adds sweet notes to your cocktail and the cranberry juice will make the cocktail more tart. Add these substitutes carefully so the drink can resemble a classic sunrise tequila cocktail taste.

Non-Alcoholic Tequila Sunrise Recipe

You can also make Tequila Sunrise in a non-alcoholic version. To turn this cocktail into a mocktail, replace Tequila with sparkling water or club soda. Use the same amount of orange juice and Grenadine as the recipe suggests. This way you can create the same aesthetically pleasing non-alcoholic version of tequila sunrise. One can make Tequila Sunrise in batches for the party and you can pre-make them too.

Some Variations of Tequila Sunrise Recipe

Tequila Sunset

It’s a common variation and gives the sunset effect with different hues. In this recipe, you add tequila, orange juice, grenadine and blackberry brandy.

Frozen Tequila Sunrise

This is a perfect summer cocktail and the ingredients include Tequila, orange juice, Grenadine and ice. You have to add Tequila, orange juice and ice and blend them to create that slush effect. Then add Grenadine.

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Sunrise Mimosa

Tequila sunrise with a Champagne makes Sunrise Mimosa. Just top up a normal Tequila Sunrise with Champagne to enjoy your favourite cocktail.

Why People Love Tequila Sunrise Cocktail?

  • Tequila Sunrise is popular worldwide because of its aesthetic appeal and good taste. The drink goes well with many themed parties and you can add different garnishes according to your theme.
  • Tequila Sunrise is very easy to make with only three ingredients and it only requires a bit of focus. Even a beginner can make this drink and ace it.
  • The taste profile of this drink is universally appealing. Everyone loves the sweet yet tangy flavour with a bit of freshness.
  • The drink is for all seasons and all occasions.

In short, the Tequila Sunrise recipe is very easy to make and loved by everyone. This cocktail is perfect for your parties, barbeques and club nights.

Ps: Club 16 serves Tequila Sunrise and you can come and enjoy a variety of cocktails in our club.

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