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Tulip glass filled with the tequila sunrise cocktail - square

Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

This refreshing and delicious tequila sunrise cocktail recipe is great for any gathering.  It is easy, beautiful and delicious!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword tequila sunrise cocktail, tequila sunrise recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 260kcal


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces of orange juice 4 - 6 ounces depending on the size of your glass
  • ½ ounce of Grenadine



  • Fill a shaker half way with ice
  • Add tequila and orange juice.  Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds
  • Fill tulip glass half way with ice
  • Pour contents of shaker in your glass of choice and add ice if needed to fill the glass
  • Measure ½ ounce of grenadine and pour it down the inside of the glass
  • Add garnish
  • Serve
  • Sip
  • Enjoy


I love drinking this tequila sunrise cocktail in a tulip glass but you can use any glass you want.
Tips for making the tequila sunrise:
  • Although I almost always use premium liquor in my cocktails, this cocktail doesn't require premium.  The reason being there is a good amount of juice in this cocktail so the nuance of premium over mid range would be not pronounced
  • You don't have to use a cocktail shaker, you can just pour the ingredients in the glass.  I prefer the shaker because of the ice chips that is a result when you shake a cocktail, and it makes for a colder drink
  • You can use more than 4 ounces of orange juice, but don't use more than 6 ounces because it will dilute it too much
  • I used an orange juice with pulp, but just know you will see it in the drink
  • If you use a big glass and you've hit the 6 ounce mark in juice, just add more ice
  • This cocktail is made in a tulip glass but use whatever you have on hand


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 283mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 74.3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.3mg