4,5 cl of tequila
9 cl of orange juice
1,5 cl of grenadine
The is not much to say about Tequila Sunrise, a gorgeous cocktail that has dominated the scene since the early years of 1900 when it was invented in the wake of the euphoria for the fermented agave juice (yeah, it’s another fancy way to call tequila).
The Tequila Sunrise is a simple, compact cocktail that can be drunk at any time, especially as an aperitif, but also in the evening as after dinner for a dancing night with a bit of Latin flavor.
The name “sunrise” refers to the bright colors of the cocktails that remember the sunrise and are given by mixing to the orange juice some grenadine (red syrup), which slowly descends into the cocktail coloring it as a sky at the dawn.
The poetry of alcohol has no limits… but pay attention to the high alcohol content of this great cocktail. The blend of orange juice and grenadine makes the Tequila Sunrise very refreshing and joyful, but don’t underestimate the power of the sunrise or you could burn yourself.
Ingredients of Tequila Sunrise cocktail
- 45 ml tequila
- 90 ml of freshly squeezed orange juice
- 15 ml grenadine
- orange slice and maraschino cherry for garnish
How to make the perfect Tequila Sunrise
Squeeze the oranges (they must be the yellow ones) and strain. For 90 cl of orange juice, a medium-size orange should be enough.
Pour tequila into a tumbler filled with ice.
Add the orange juice, mix gently and then add the grenadine, which will slowly slide down to the bottom, creating the wonderful chromatic effect that gave the name to the cocktail.
Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry and enjoy a delicious and super refreshing cocktail.
What food goes well with Tequila Sunrise?
Mostly seafood, don’t forget Mexican food, tacos with shrimp and avocado, spaghetti with clams, chicken tikka masala, Chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara, paella mixta.