How to Make a Tequila Sunrise

This classic drink has inspired a #1 song, an Oscar-nominated movie, and countless bleary-eyed encounters with the real sunrise.

You will need

  • A highball glass
  • Some ice
  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 1 1/2 oz. orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Orange slice
  • Swizzle stick

Step 1 Fill with ice Fill the highball glass with ice.

Step 2 Pour in tequila Pour in 1½ oz. of tequila.

Step 3 Add triple sec Add ½ oz. triple sec.

Step 4 Add orange juice 1 ½ oz. of orange juice, and stir.

Step 5 Pour grenadine In one quick motion, tilt the glass and pour ½oz. of grenadine down the side. It should go straight to the bottom and then rise up slowly through the drink.

Step 6 Garnish Garnish with a cherry, orange slice, and swizzle stick.

Step 7 Serve Serve, and prepare to greet the dawn.