When it is cold and snowy outside or sunny & warm, this easy tequila sunrise cocktail is the perfect recipe to remind you of island time. A few simple ingredients combine for a sweet and colorful beverage you can enjoy anytime.
I love sharing these drink recipes on my blog. The easy tequila sunrise cocktail reminds me of our vacations at Sandals Resorts. It may be cold and snowy outside, but inside there are warm breezes & tropical tastes.
FAQ’s About Tequila Sunrise Cocktails
Before I share this recipe, I thought I would share a few helpful thoughts about this cocktail recipe.
What is the best tequila for a Tequila Sunrise?
Tequila choice will be different for each person. Some people say that Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila is their top choice, others are partial to Don Julio Blanco tequila. The nice thing about this recipe is you can use whatever you enjoy!
What kind of glass do you use for a Tequila Sunrise?
Most people will use a Collins glass for their drink. As for me, I prefer a hurricane glass all the time. It reminds me of the islands and helps to show off the pretty colors of the recipe.
How much alcohol is in a Tequila Sunrise?
Tequila Sunrise contains roughly 13.33 % of alcoholic content, based on this recipe.
Can you make a Tequila Sunrise without alcohol?
You absolutely can! Check out this Sweet Sunrise Mocktail from The Spruce Eats. Perfect for any occasion.
Can you make a Tequila Sunrise keto-friendly?
Absolutely! Tasty Low Carb has a great recipe for a Keto Tequila Sunrise Cocktail. Who says you can enjoy things when you are on a diet.
Important Recipe Information
As always, I enjoy sharing easy recipes that don’t take up a lot of time. This is what you need to know to make this recipe:
- Prep Time: 2 Minutes
- Serves: 1
This makes the easy tequila sunrise perfect for Summer parties or just an evening on the deck.
Tequila Sunrise Ingredients
- 4 Ounces Orange Juice (Unless you really love your pulp, be sure to use pulp-less orange juice for the smoothest results.)
- 2 Ounces Tequila
- ¼ Ounce Grenadine
If you like a little sweeter twist to your cocktail, try Sunny D instead of normal orange juice.
Easy Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Instructions
- Fill your glass 3/4 full with ice.
- Pour the tequila into the glass.
- Pour the orange juice on top of the tequila.
- Pour your grenadine gently down the side of the glass and let it settle for a few seconds.
I know the layered colors are really pretty, but you’ll definitely want to give your drink a stir before diving in.
- Top with a cherry, orange slice, and maybe one of those umbrellas, and enjoy!
This is truly a very tasty and very easy recipe. You can have island tastes all year round to remind you of your favorite tropical destination.