Kate's Cuisine

May 05 2017

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

It’s Cinco de Mayo! Every year I get excited about this holiday and use it as an excuse to partake of all kinds of Mexican food and drink. Little bit of trivia for you, while Mexicans do celebrate the day, they don’t actually call it Cinco de Mayo – that’s something reserved for the rest of North America. Instead, they celebrate The Day of the Battle of Puebla or rather, the day that the Mexican Army rose up over the French soldiers that were occupying their land and won that very significant battle. So that’s the history behind it, now on to the celebration!

Anyone that follows my blog knows that margaritas hold a very special place in this house. I make them often and if Brent and I are out celebrating something special, we usually order one (or two, or three.) This year though, I wanted to do something different. I mean, there has to be another drink that highlights tequila but doesn’t require a bunch of ice to be crushed beforehand.

Just as I thought, there is. And it’s one of the prettiest drinks I’ve ever made.


  • 3 ounces (6 parts) orange juice $0.38
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 parts) tequila $0.84
  • 1/2 ounce (1 part) grenadine $0.01

Total cost for 1 tequila sunrise $1.23


1.) Place orange juice and tequila in a cocktail shake and give it a good shake. Pour over ice into a tall glass.

2.) Add the grenadine to the glass. Do not stir. It will sink to the bottom and give the illusion of that sunrise for which the cocktail got its name.

3.) Serve and enjoy!

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