Tequila Sunrise-Cocktail

Posted by Derek Hughes on 29th November 2019.

Tequila Sunrise-Cocktail

Tequila Sunrise-Cocktail

As it is raining and miserable outside today, we thought we would brighten up your day with an easy cocktail to make and drink! called the Tequila Sunrise. This cocktail first appeared in Sausalito, California in the early 1970’s. After an earlier creation in the 1930’s in Phoenix, Arizona. The cocktail is named for it’s appearance when served-with gradations of colour resembling a sunrise looking into the glass.

This is a straight forward cocktail to make but also very easy to drink too.

How to make the above cocktail, you will need the following ingredients/equipment:

Lets “Mix it Up” Derek and the Team!


  • Tequila (50 ml)
  • Grenadine (up to 25 ml)
  • Topped with Orange Juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice


  • High Ball Glass (or something similar from your cupboard)
  • Bar Spoon or Tea Spoon
  • Strainer or Sieve
  • 2 x Straws
  • Cocktail Shaker/Glass
  • Cocktail pourers


  • To make this cocktail, you will need to pour the Tequila (50ml) and the Orange Juice into the cocktail shaker, with a few ice cubes, (roughly ¾ of the way up the inside of the cocktail glass).
  • Then shake the cocktail 10/15 times over your shoulder, so that it has mixed properly. Pour the drink into your chosen glass, (with some ice cubes), by straining the drink.
  • Now pour the Grenadine (25ml) into the drink. Then give the drink a stir with the spoon, slowly to get the correct effect. Finally, garnish with a slice of orange on the top of the glass. Relax and enjoy!