Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Tequila Sunrise Margarita

One thing I know about a Tequila Sunrise, they are supposed to show a layering that mimics the colors of a real sunrise. The recipe I was given had all the ingredients shaken together and while a sort of pretty pinkish orange color; it just did not work for me. So Round One was out of contention.

Tequila Sunrise Margarita


For the Grenadine (Pomegranate Simple Syrup):

  • 2 cups pomegranate juice (or cranberry)
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

For the Rim

  • 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar (I used cake decorating crystals from Michael's)

For the Tequila Sunrise Margarita:

  • 4 oz Tequila blanco
  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz orange liqueur
  • 2 oz Grenadine

For Garnish:

  • 2 orange wedges

Tequila Sunrise Margarita with an Orange Section for Garnish


To Make the Grenadine:
  1. Put the pomegranate (or cranberry juice) into a medium pan and heat over medium high heat until reduced by half and you have one cup of liquid. Add the sugar and continue simmering until it is completed combined. Remove from heat and cool completely. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
To Make the Cocktail:
  1. Combine the Kosher salt and sugar and put on a plate. Using an orange wedge, rub the edge of the glasses then turn them upside down and dip the rims in the sugar/salt combo. Fill the glasses with ice cubes and set aside.
  2. Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until cold. Pour the mixture into the prepared glasses.
  3. Using a small pitcher or a spoon, drizzle the grenadine at the inside edge of the glasses; it should fall to the floor of the glass. Using a knife or straw, mix the grenadine very lightly at the bottom of the glass.
  4. Garnish each glass with an orange wedge and drizzle additional grenadine over the top of the cocktail right before serving.
Full Recipe at : www.creative-culinary.com

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