Tequila Sunrise

Serve this great drink recipe at your next party.



Tequila sunrise Cocktail in front of different colored backgrounds

Photo by: Ulrich Schade

Ulrich Schade

Tequila sunrise Cocktail in front of different colored backgrounds


  • 1-1/2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 3 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 oz. grenadine
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 5 dashes cayenne pepper
  • dry orange zest
  • orange wheel


  • shaker
  • strainer
  • cocktail glass
  • plate


Fill a shaker half full of ice. Pour in 1-1/2 oz. reposado tequila and 3 oz. fresh orange juice and let sit. On a plate, mix 3 tbsp. sugar, 1/2 tsp. sea salt, 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, 5 dashes cayenne pepper and some dry orange zest. Run an orange slice along the outer rim of a cocktail glass and rim the edge of the glass with the dry mixture. Shake and strain the contents of the shaker into the cocktail glass. Slowly pour 3/4 oz. grenadine down the side of the glass and let it settle at the bottom. Garnish with an orange wheel.

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