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.
Don Julio Blanco
Fresh Orange Juice
Orange Slice (Garnish)
0 units of alcohol per serve
Add the first two ingredients in a Highball Glass over Ice.
Stir gently to combine.
Slowly pour Grenadine over the top to create a 'sunrise effect'.
Garnish with an Orange Slice and a Cherry.
1.4 standard drinks* per serve *One standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol.
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 US Prohibition.