Tequila Sunrise (cocktail)

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Tequila Sunrise
IBA Official Cocktail
Tequila Sunrise garnished with orange and cherry - Evan Swigart.jpg
Shows a Tequila Sunrise demonstrating its resemblance to a sunrise. Shown in a stemware rather than the usual highball glass
TypeMixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish

orange slice and cherry

Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
IBA specified ingredients*
PreparationPour the tequila and orange juice into glass over ice. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom. Do not stir. Garnish and serve.
 
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This article is about the cocktail. For other uses, see Tequila Sunrise (disambiguation).
Tequila Sunrise
IBA Official Cocktail
Tequila Sunrise garnished with orange and cherry - Evan Swigart.jpg
Shows a Tequila Sunrise demonstrating its resemblance to a sunrise. Shown in a stemware rather than the usual highball glass
TypeMixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
ServedOn the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish

orange slice and cherry

Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
Highball glass
IBA specified ingredients*
PreparationPour the tequila and orange juice into glass over ice. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom. Do not stir. Garnish and serve.

The Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made in two different ways, the original (tequila, crème de cassis, lime juice and soda water) and the more popular concoction (tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup). Originally served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, where it was created by Gene Sulit in the 1930s or 1940s,[1] the cocktail is named for the way it looks after it has been poured into a glass. The denser ingredients (cassis or grenadine) settle, creating gradations in color that mimic a sunrise. The more popular version was invented by Bobby Lazoff and Billy Rice at the Trident restaurant in Sausalito, California in the early 1970s.[2]

Preparation and serving[edit]

The Tequila Sunrise is considered a long drink and is usually served in a highball glass. The International Bartender Association has designated this cocktail as an IBA Official Cocktail.

Suggested mixing: Tequila, Ice then juice and lastly syrup. The catch is getting syrup down without mixing it. Use a spoon to guide the syrup down the glass wall to the bottom of the glass with minimal mixing.

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