Tequila Sunrise

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Ingredients

Barware

Collins glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 195 calories in one serving of Tequila Sunrise.
Tequila Sunrise image

Serve in a

Collins glass

Garnish:

Lime wheel

How to make:

POUR grenadine and cassis into ice-filled glass. SHAKE other ingredients and carefully strain into glass to sit on red base layer (to create a sunrise effect).

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Giffard Grenadine Syrup
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Lejay Creme de Cassis (18%)
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Patron Reposado Tequila
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Pierre Ferrand Curacao
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Freshly squeezed lime juice
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Freshly squeezed orange juice

Comment:

Tequila and zesty citrus with a sweet treat at the bottom.

About:

Created in 1969 by Bobby “Robert” Lozoff, when a rookie 22 year-old bartender working at the Trident in Sausalito, California, USA.

The Trident, known for its attractive waitresses, was popular with rock ’n’ roll stars and one Monday night in June 1972, when the Trident was normally closed, it was the venue for an intimate Rolling Stones American Tour kick-off party. While Mick Jagger was at the bar waiting for Lozoff to make the Margarita he’d just ordered, Lozoff asked if he had ever tried a Tequila Sunrise. Jagger replied “no.” So, Lozoff made one of his signature drinks. Jagger loved the taste and that it was simple enough for the band to make while on tour. In chapter nine of Keith Richard’s 2010 book Life, he says “The ’72 tour was known by other names—the Cocaine and Tequila Sunrise tour.” The drink’s notoriety led its being printed on the back label of Jose Cuervo bottles. Then, in April 1973, the Eagles released their song Tequila Sunrise.

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