The Tequila Sunrise cocktail has had a long and storied history. The cocktail first became popular in the 1970s when it made an appearance in rock bars across the United States. Tequila was the main ingredient of this cocktail before vodka, gin, and whiskey were adopted as substitutes. Interestingly, Tequila is still preferred by many connoisseurs due to its smoky flavor â€“ a taste that other liquors just can’t replicate. As a result, Tequila Sunrises are most often served with tequila as its main ingredient at bars and restaurants around the world. Not only does this classic drink have an inviting taste, but it looks stunning too! Tequila is topped with orange juice and then grenadine syrup – red in color – which creates the ‘sunrise effect’ from the rim down to the bottom of the glass. Enjoy this classic today!
To create the perfect Tequila Sunrise, in a highball glass filled with ice, pour in the tequila and orange juice. Slowly pour the grenadine into the glass over the back of a spoon or by drizzling it down the side of the glass, allowing it to settle at the bottom. Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
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