Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

The cocktail was created at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa circa late 1930s-early 1940s. A frequent guest who loved tequila asked the bartender, Gene Sulit, to surprise him with a refreshing drink he could enjoy poolside. The iconic Tequila Sunrise–blending soda and tequila with Crème de Cassis and fresh lime juice–was born.

Tequila Sunrise Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 2 tsp Grenadine
  • Orange Juice
  • Ice
Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise Directions

This drink can also be made with Creme De Cassis, lime juice, and soda water instead of the more popular Grenadine and orange juice.

  1. Pour tequila into highball glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Add grenadine
  4. Fill glass with orange juice
  5. Stir

Non Sequitur

Tequila Sunrise – By Eagles

It’s another tequila sunrise
Starin’ slowly ‘cross the sky, said goodbye
He was just a hired hand
Workin’ on the dreams he planned to try
The days go by

Ev’ry night when the sun goes down
Just another lonely boy in town
And she’s out runnin’ ’round

She wasn’t just another woman
And I couldn’t keep from comin’ on
It’s been so long
Oh, and it’s a hollow feelin’ when
It comes down to dealin’ friends
It never ends

Take another shot of courage
Wonder why the right words never come
You just get numb
It’s another tequila sunrise,this old world
still looks the same,
Another frame, mm…


  1. love it says:

    I love this drink! I usually skip the grenadine though. Thanks for the site.

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