How to Make a Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise is an easy drink to make. It contains only three ingredients (orange juice, tequila and grenadine), and it requires none of the annoying labors typically involved in making tropical-style drinks--like crushing ice, using a blender, or cutting up pieces of fruit.

Heck, you don’t even need a purple umbrella.

So, here's how to get a great-tasting and visually stunning drink for very little work:

Tequila Sunrise

4-6 ounces orange juice
1-2 shots tequila
1/2 shot grenadine

Pour orange juice into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Add tequila.

Then gently add grenadine, letting it settle on the bottom of the glass.

Stir just before drinking.

We recently started a mission to make every single drink in the entire Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide. Partly it’s because we like to drink, but who knows, it could be valuable preparation for my next career as a bartender on some tropical island somewhere....

Since it was Laura’s birthday just a few weeks ago, and since she received a gift of two kinds of fancy white tequila from me (no it was not a Homer gift!), we’ve been lingering in the tequila section lately.

Most people have what we’ll euphemistically call “a tequila story.” We have one friend, now nearly 20 years removed from his tequila story, who still can’t sit in the same room with a bottle of the stuff. What a tragedy.

But fortunately, tequila is Laura’s favorite alcohol, probably because she actually doesn’t have a tequila story. At least not yet. :)

PS: It's day 27 of the Chocolate Fast!!! I think I can make it....

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Anonymous said...

Do you drink/eat the worm?????

Anonymous said...

I like to eat it with CHOCOLATE!!!!

Daniel Koontz said...

Oh, OUCH!! :)