Tequila Sunset Mixed Drink Recipe

  • 1 1/2 oz gold tequila
  • 4 oz lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 1/2 oz honey
  • 1/2 oz cream de cassis

Alternate: highball glass with ice, add 1 1/2 tequila, dashes of lime juice, fill with orange juice, stir, float 1/2 oz blackberry brandy.


Tequila Sunset Drink Recipe Directions

  1. add tequila, lemon juice, and orange juice to chilled martini glass
  2. stir well
  3. pour honey into center of martini glass (should sink to bottom)
  4. float cream de cassis

Non Sequitur

Why’s the Sun Red during Sunrise and Sunset?
At sunrise the earth is rotating towards the sun. Similarly, during sunset, the earth is rotating away from the sun. During these times the sunlight has to travel at an angle and thus cover a longer distance through the atmosphere. It encounters more obstacles in its path. Most of the colours, like green and violet, get scattered before the light reaches the earth. Since red is scattered the least, it is this colour that we see as it reaches us.

During noontime, the sun is directly overhead and it appears white. This is because the sunlight has to cover a much lesser distance through the atmosphere and it faces less obstacles. Hence, it escapes a great deal of scattering.

In fact, if we were to calculate the distance the sun’s rays have to travel through the denser part of the atmosphere (roughly around 150 kms) to any point on earth, we would find that this journey of the rays is almost 50 times more at sunrise and sunset than at noon.

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