Tequila Sunrise: A History

Is there a more iconic cocktail than the Tequila Sunrise? Featured in songs and the titles of movies, the drink itself is part of American culture.

The original Tequila Sunrise was born at a famous Arizona desert resort in the 1930s-40s (exact birth date unknown) and consisted of Blue Agave Tequila, Crème de Cassis, Fresh Lime Juice, and Club Soda. The Tequila Sunrise we know and love today evolved in the early 1970s at a restaurant in Saulsalito, California: the days of peace, love and doves, and beautiful layered cocktails full of sunshine and yumminess.
The drink is traditionally served in a highball glass, although it can be served in stemmed glassware as well, and should be garnished with an orange slice and a cherry. Fun colorful straws and paper umbrellas are a plus!

Fill a glass with crushed ice and pour 2 ounces of tequila and 4 ounces of orange juice then stir. Gently add a splash of grenadine, allowing it to sink and slowly rise, giving the illusion of a sunrise, and hence its name. Do not stir. 
Sip and enjoy!

And while you’re at it, experience romance, discover love, and Believe!

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