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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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: For an artistic touch, arrange your cherry and orange slice to look like a rising sun.
  • Step 7: Serve Serve, and prepare to greet the dawn.
  • FACT: The album Eagles Greatest Hits – which contains the song 'Tequila Sunrise' – is the number one selling album of all time, with over 29 million copies sold.

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

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