Rise and Shine with a Tequila Sunrise Margarita!

January 9, 2024

Who says you can’t enjoy a sunrise at any time of the day? With our Tequila Sunrise Margarita, every sip is like basking in the first light of dawn, no matter what the clock says. This playful twist on the classic margarita and tequila sunrise cocktail will dazzle your taste buds and impress your guests with its vibrant colors and refreshing taste.


  • 2 oz Tequila (preferably a high-quality Blanco)
  • 4 oz Orange Juice (freshly squeezed for the best flavor)
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine Syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt for the rim
  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry, for garnish


  • Salt the Rim: Start by running a lime wedge around the rim of your glass. Dip the rim in salt, ensuring it’s evenly coated. This adds a zesty contrast to the sweet and fruity flavors of the cocktail.
  • Mix the Drink: In a shaker, combine the tequila and orange juice with ice. Shake it like you mean it – you’re not just mixing ingredients, you’re awakening them!
  • Create the Sunrise: Fill your salt-rimmed glass with ice. Strain the mixture into the glass. Then, slowly pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon near the glass’s edge. Watch as it beautifully settles to the bottom, creating a sunrise effect.
  • Garnish and Serve: Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. Serve immediately and watch as your guests marvel at this sunrise that doesn’t require an early wake-up call.

The Tequila Sunrise Margarita is a celebration in a glass. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, a pool party, or just looking to add a splash of color to a regular evening, this drink is sure to lift spirits and bring smiles. So, grab your shaker and let’s toast to vibrant sunrises at any hour of the day!

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