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Tequila Sunrise

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I am a huge sunset lover!! My favorite place to be, is sitting on the beach watching the sun set over the ocean. Yes, I realize that this is a post about a Tequila Sunrise and not sunset, but they are both beautiful! It is also a nice way to end this month’s Cooking with Astrology “Libra” series.

A tequila sunrise cocktail in a martini glass sitting on a silver tray with a green napkin behind it.

 This was a very challenging meal for meal to plan, given the fact that my ex is a Libra. So I needed the extra drink! No, not really. No need for an intervention, I just thought it was a pretty drink and decided to add it as a bonus.

How to make a Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

Tequila Sunrise Collage by cookingwithcurls.com

Fill each glass hallway with crushed ice.

Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of tequila to each glass.

Add 1/4 cup of orange juice to each glass.

Using the back of a spoon, gently pour 1 teaspoon of grenadine into the center of each glass. It will sink to the bottom, then slowly rise back to the top.

Serve without stirring.

two tequila sunrise cocktails sitting on a silver tray.

Traditionally, a Tequila Sunrise is served in a highball glass with an orange and cherry garnish. The ratio is 3 parts Tequila – 6 parts Orange Juice – 1 part Grenadine. I decided that this smaller version was more appropriate for breakfast.

Recipes in this month’s Libra meal:

 

Enjoy!!

A tequila sunrise cocktail in a martini glass sitting on a silver tray with a green napkin behind it.

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

Named for the way the grenadine sinks, then rises in the glass, a Tequila Sunrise is a great way to start or end your day!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange juice cocktail, tequila
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • crushed ice
  • 3 Tablespoons high-quality clear tequila I used Cabo Wabo
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grenadine

Instructions

  • Fill each glass hallway with crushed ice.
  • Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of tequila to each glass.
  • Add 1/4 cup of orange juice to each glass.
  • Using the back of a spoon, gently pour 1 teaspoon of grenadine into the center of each glass. It will sink to the bottom, then slowly rise back to the top.
  • Serve without stirring.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 124mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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7 Comments

  1. Wait. Did you just give me the green light to have alcohol for breakfast?? YOU’RE MY HERO!!! Although, I will admit that I have had mimosas for breakfast before. Typically I stay away from tequila, but I may have to rethink that…Divine…

    -andi

  2. wow,,,you brought back memories with that Tequila Sunrise!…ohhhh those crazy nights…well let’s just leave it like that..LOL…great drink Lisa!

  3. I noticed you listed juice of two fresh limes in your ingredients list, but do not mention it in the directions.

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