Classic Tequila Sunrise

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Classic Tequila Sunrise is just that: Classic.

Gorgeous as it is delicious, this drink has stood the test of time, and we just love it.

Tequila is the perfect match for the fresh orange juice and the sweetness of the grenadine.

Classic tequila sunrise with an orange and bottle of juice nearby.


Every time I order this tasty libation, I can’t help but start singing the classic Eagles song by the same name.

Want to see how easy it is to make this amazing drink?

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We love to go with a good quality white (blanco) tequila when making this Classic Tequila Sunrise. Quality always makes a better drink.

This is a nice alternative to a Classic Margarita when you’re serving Mexican food.

This drink is perfect for serving poolside, too.

Close up shot of a tequila sunrise with a large wagon wheel orange garnish on the glass.

When was the last time you had a classic cocktail this yummy?

You know, a tequila sunrise has been around for a long time.  And as you would expect, it’s got quite the long history.  Learn more here!

I think it’s time to pull out that top-notch bottle of tequila, grab some fresh orange juice and grenadine…and make this beautifully delicious cocktail.

Classic Tequila Sunrise with oranges and fresh orange juice in the background.

Classic Tequila Sunrise

Classic Tequila Sunrise

This Classic Tequila Sunrise really is classic.  It's been around for a long time and it's timeless in its delicious taste and beautiful presentation.  Go with a good quality tequila and freshly squeezed orange juice, and you will be very happy with the results!  Tequila!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Tequila
Keyword: Happy Hour, Tequila Blanco
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 196kcal


  • 3 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1.5 oz white tequila tequila blanco
  • 0.5 oz grenadine syrup
  • 1 orange slice, for garnish
  • maraschino cherry for garnish


  • Fill a tall glass with crushed ice and add the tequila.
  • Pour in the orange juice and then slowly pour in the grenadine.
  • Garnish with orange slice (or wheel) and a maraschino cherry. 


Calories: 196kcal
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