Tequila Sunrise made from tequila, orange juice and grenadine syrup.
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Tequila Sunrise

This Tequila Sunrise recipe is made with orange juice, tequila, grenadine and jalapeños for a spicy kick! (Jalapeños are optional if you prefer your drink non-spicy). It's the perfect cocktail for brunch or any celebration! #tequila #cocktail #brunch
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Isabel Eats


  • 2 ounces blanco tequila (4 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1-2 slices jalapeños (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
  • orange slices, for garnish
  • maraschino cherries, for garnish


  • Fill a 12-ounce highball glass with ice and set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker or tall cup, add tequila, orange juice and jalapeno slices (optional). Using a cocktail muddler or the back of a spoon, lightly muddle and press on the jalapenos to release some of the oils and spice. Cover and shake or stir to combine.
  • Strain the tequila/orange juice mixture into the prepared glass. Pour in the grenadine down the side of the glass and let it settle to the bottom to get the "sunrise" effect. 
  • Garnish with an orange slice, some jalapeños and a maraschino cherry. 



I like to pour the grenadine syrup against the side of the glass so it doesn't get too mixed up with the orange juice and tequila, but even if you accidentally forget, the grenadine syrup will settle at the bottom over time, so give it about 30 seconds or so and you'll get that beautiful sunrise effect.

Nutrition Facts
Tequila Sunrise
Amount Per Serving (1 drink)
Calories 238
% Daily Value*
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 55.3mg67%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 239mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 55.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg