A Tequila Sunrise That's As Easy As You

By Betchy Crocker

This classic drink is an oldy but a goody. Like honestly, don't act like your inner 16-year-old isn't jumping for joy at the thought of having a tequila sunrise. Do you know what it is? Probs not.

History lesson: The tequila sunrise as you know it started being made in Sausalito, CA, around the 1970s, which is surprising cause we figured everyone was snorting coke in the 70s but what do we know. The WAY back OG tequila sunrise came about in the Arizona Biltmore hotel in the mid 1930s and had a bunch a of weird shit in it like crème de cassis, lime juice, soda water, and tequila. But the one made in the 70s was the one you totally know—and you can blame Mick Jagger for it. He tasted one in the 70s, declared it bitchin, and the rest is history.

So like, make one.

tequila sunrise


  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 oz grenadine

Grab a highball glass and fill it with ice. Pour in the tequila and orange juice. Grab a spoon and put it in the glass then slowly pour the grenadine over it—preventing it from totally mixing with everything else. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry if you want and then drink like six of these as a cheers to the summer that was.




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