The Tequila Sunrise is one of the pop-idol of modern age. This cocktail was invented in bar of Aqua Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico under the Prohibition.
The authentic Tequila Sunrise Cocktail consist of tequila, fresh lime or lemon juice, grenadine and creme de cassis:
Tequila Sunrise old-style
45 ml tequila
20 ml fresh lime juice
1-2 tsp. simple syrup (optional)
1 tsp. grenadine
1 tsp. creme de cassis
Shake tequila, juice and syrup and strain into ice-filled collins glass. Slowly pour the mix of grenadine and liqueur. Add soda.
The old-style Tequila Sunrise has bright flavor and palate of tequila with light fruitness. I use one of my 100%-agave tequila – Leyenda del Milagro Silver for this drink.
After Prohibition popular Tequila Sunrise come to the USA. Pragmatic american barman modify the recipe. Creme de cassis was eliminate and the fresh lemonade was change with orange juice. But popularity of this cocktail grow.
40 ml tequila
120 ml fresh oranje juice
15 ml grenadine
Pour into ice-filled collins glass tequila, juice and add grenadine to create chromatic effect (sunrise), do not stir.
A properly make Tequila Sunrise Cocktail – with good tequila (like Jose Cuervo Classico – one of the best mixto that I taste), fresh pressed orange juice and quality grenadine – is excellent drink. It has so sweet fruit citrus taste with great tequila notes. Fantastic summer drink ever.
Also you may serve your perfect Tequila Sunrise into cocktail glass or champagne-fluite straight up. It is right choice for so strong version with good 100% agave tequila.
My choice is so strong version with a little grenadine. This Tequila Sunrise has bright and powerful taste of tequila.