Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour tequila into the glass, followed by orange juice.
  3. Stir the mixture gently with a bar spoon to combine the ingredients.
  4. Slowly pour grenadine syrup into the glass over the back of a spoon. This will create a gradient effect, with the grenadine sinking to the bottom of the glass and gradually rising to create a sunrise-like appearance.
  5. Garnish the cocktail with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy your vibrant Tequila Sunrise cocktail!


  • Use a good quality tequila for the best flavor. Blanco or reposado tequila works well in this cocktail.
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice will give your Tequila Sunrise a bright and zesty flavor, but you can also use store-bought orange juice if preferred.
  • Adjust the amount of grenadine syrup to taste. Adding more syrup will result in a sweeter cocktail with a more pronounced sunrise effect.
  • For a frozen version of the Tequila Sunrise, blend all the ingredients with crushed ice until smooth and pour into a chilled glass.

The Tequila Sunrise cocktail is a classic favorite known for its stunning appearance and refreshing taste. Whether you’re enjoying it at brunch or as a pre-dinner drink, this cocktail is sure to brighten up any occasion. Cheers!