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

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

4.75 from 4 votes
The tequila sunrise cocktail is sweet and smooth, requires only three ingredients, and has the gorgeous color gradient of a summer sunrise!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 drinks


  • 4 ounces tequila, divided
  • 1 ½ cups orange juice, pulp-free and divided
  • 2 ounces grenadine syrup, divided
  • Orange slices and maraschino cherries, for garnish


  • Fill two 16 ounce highball glasses ¾ full with ice cubes.
  • Add tequila and orange juice.
  • Slowly add grenadine - it's going to sink to the bottom to give you the gorgeous "sunset" gradient.
  • Garnish each glass with an orange slice and maraschino cherry. Serve immediately, and enjoy!



If you're using 12 ounce glasses, only fill them ½ full of ice to leave a little more room.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Drink
Cuisine American
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