Tequila sunrise cocktails on a white surface with a teal napkin and orange slices

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 drinks 1x


The tequila sunrise cocktail is sweet and smooth, requires only three ingredients, and has the gorgeous color gradient of a summer sunrise!



  • 4 ounces tequila, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice, pulp-free and divided
  • 2 ounces grenadine syrup, divided
  • Orange slices and maraschino cherries, for garnish


  1. Fill two 16 ounce highball glasses 3/4 full with ice cubes.
  2. Add tequila and orange juice.
  3. Slowly add grenadine – it’s going to sink to the bottom to give you the gorgeous “sunset” gradient.
  4. Garnish each glass with an orange slice and maraschino cherry. Serve immediately, and enjoy!


If you’re using 12 ounce glasses, only fill them 1/2 full of ice to leave a little more room.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Pour
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: tequila sunrise, summer cocktail, fruity cocktail, fruit drink

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