This weekend, kick back and treat yourself to one of the most popular cocktails in the world: the Tequila Sunrise.
The drink was originally created by Gene Sulit in the early 1930s, and was named after giving the impression of a sunrise upon being poured into the glass. The orange juice gives the drink a fruity taste while the grenadine adds a sharp sweetness that makes the cocktail easy to rush. Many drink experts will argue that you must use a quality silver or gold tequila, as anything else might give off the taste of rubbing alcohol. You’ve been warned.
1.5 ounces tequila
3/4 cup orange juice
1.5 ounces grenadine syrup
1 orange slice to garnish (optional)
1 maraschino cherry to garnish (optional)
1. Combine tequila and orange juice and stir.
2. Fill a glass of your choice with ice and add the mixture.
3. Add grenadine and allow it to settle to the bottom of the glass.
4. Optionally, garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.