Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise is said to be invented during the 1950s but was at its peak during the 1970s disco era. The oriGinal version used Crème de Cassis instead of Grenadine.
Tequila Sunrise


  • 1.75oz

    Don Julio Blanco

  • 10.75oz

    Fresh Orange Juice

  • 0.5oz

    Grenadine Syrup

  • 1

    Orange Slice (Garnish)

  • 1

    Cherry (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1


  • 1

    Highball Glass



  • Preparation
    1. Add the first two ingredients in a Highball glass over ice.
    2. Stir gently to combine.
    3. Slowly pour Grenadine over the top to create a 'sunrise effect'.
    4. Garnish with an Orange slice and a Cherry.
  • Alcohol Content

    Alcohol content:

    1.4g per serve

Interesting facts

The Sunrise from Harry Craddock's 1930 The Savoy Cocktail Book isn’t the original tequila sunrise. Equal amounts Grenadine, Crème de Violette, Yellow Chartreuse, and triple sec are layered in this unique cocktail.

History of the drink

The first of the two Tequila sunrise variations are claimed to have been invented in or around 1930 in the Agua Caliente resort in Tijuana, Mexico, which gained popularity during U.S. Prohibition.