With all of the southern snow and the complete shut-down of Atlanta we are all dreaming of warm beaches and fruity cocktails. Here is an easy and healthier version of a classic drink, awesome song and a not so bad movie…
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Tequila Sunrise is a cocktail made in two different ways, the original (tequila, crème de cassis, lime juice and soda water) and the more popular concoction (tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup). Originally served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, where it was created by Gene Sulit in the 1930s or 1940s, the cocktail is named for the way it looks after it has been poured into a glass. The denser ingredients (cassis or grenadine) settle, creating gradations in color that mimic a sunrise.
Grenadine Syrup (Healthier Substitute is Cranberry Juice)
Orange Slice and Cherry Garnish
High Ball Glass
Mix 2 Parts Orange Juice and 1 Part Tequila.
(Use 2:1 Ratio no matter how big, or how many libations are needed)
Shake in a mixer with ice. Depending on preference, strain ice or pour with ice into highball glass.
Slow pour just a dash of Cranberry Juice (Substitute for Grenadine) down the center as to taste and room in the glass.
Garnish with a Cherry and a Orange Slice and break out the cards.