Recipe video above. Simple recipe but useful to see the best way to get the red "sunrise" effect on the bottom of the glass! Use recipe SCALER to scale recipe up.
Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: Tropical!, Western
Keyword: Tequila cocktail, Tequila Sunrise
45 ml / 1.5oztequila
90ml / 3 ozorange juice
15 ml / 0.5 ozgrenadine syrup
Pour tequila and orange juice in a tall glass. Scale up recipe as required for your glass side (1 part tequila to 3 parts OJ)!
Mix, then fill with ice.
Drizzle grenadine down the side of the glass over the back of a teaspoon (see video). Do not mix!
Garnish with orange slice and Maraschino cherry. Serve immediately!
Tequila - use a mid range one which, in Australia, is around the $40 to $50 range. Reserve the better stuff for drinking straight! I use Jose Cuervo which is a top-mid range Mexican tequila.
Orange juice - the fresher the better! Avoid the sweet reconstituted stuff with loads of added sugar.
Grenadine syrup - a non alcoholic red sugar syrup made from concentrated pomegranate juice. This is what makes Tequila Sunrise red - see video!
Maraschino Cherries - sold in Dan Murphys in Australia! If you can't find them, just use normal glace cherries sold in the baking aisle of supermarkets - it won't have the stems but they still look good!