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Sauza Tequila Sunrise

Sauza Tequila Sunrise

Drink this from sunrise to sunset — we won’t tell

Few cocktails really compliment the flavors of a good tequila quite like the classic tequila sunrise. Tart orange juice, lime juice, and cranberry juice give this drink an illuminating color and flavor.

This recipe is courtesy of Sauza.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups tequila, preferably Sauza Signature Blue Silver
  • 1 Cup lime juice
  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • 3 Cups cranberry juice
  • 8 orange wedges, for garnish

Directions

Add ingredients to a pitcher and stir.

Pour over ice into 8 glasses.

Garnish each with an orange wedge.

Nutritional Facts

Servings8

Calories Per Serving201

Folate equivalent (total)12µg3%


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


Advice for Tequila Sunrise?

I tried making a tequila sunrise and it turned out..unpleasant to say the least. The coloration was great, but the flavor was horrid, comparable to turpentine even. The recipe used is as follows.

1 1/2 oz of tequila (jose cuervo silver)

Is this an intentionally rancid tasting drink or did I do something wrong? Any advice appreciated!

Recipe looks fine. It's all in the quality of ingredients:

- Tequila: ditch the Cuervo and get something that's 100% de Agave. Doesn't have to be expensive, jut pure Agave. no grain spirits.

- Orange Juice: Fresh Squeezed. Always.

- Grenadine: Check your Grenadine's ingredients list. First ingredient should be "Pomegranate," if it's not, ditch it and find a real Grenadine.

Alternatively, you may just not like Tequila Sunrises. I'm not big Orange Juice cocktail person.

My gut tells me you simply don't like the Tequila Sunrise. We can deconstruct, however. What kind of orange juice and grenadine did you use?

As for your recipe. I wouldn't use more than a barspoon of high-quality grenadine.

Fresh squeezed OJ also makes a big difference.

If you're going to use a mixto tequila, I recommend the Sauza Silver. Cuervo Silver mixto is terrible. In fact, 100% agave Sauza Signature Blue, El Jimador Blanco and Espolon Silver are practically the same price.

Difford's Guide and PUNCH both have great alternative recipes.

Every time I see your username on this sub it’s attached to a helpful and informed post. How ‘bout throwing out a rant or something once in a while just to keep things on an even keel?

There's two problems I see here

One, it's not a great drink to begin with. It's pretty much just a one-note sweet drink, and I've never personally found that orange juice or grenadine pair particularly well with tequila.

Two, your ingredients may not be the best. The tequila could definitely be improved. Lower end offerings from José Cuervo are "mixto"s, which meaning they aren't made entirely from blue agave. You could try moving up to something like Lunazul or Espolón. And for the orange juice and grenadine, what are you using? Fresh squeezed orange juice is obviously going to be the best, but pasteurized can be good too, as long as it isn't expired and it's 100% juice and not-from-concentrate. For the grenadine, are you using store-bought (ie. Rose's)? Switching to homemade would almost definitely help as well. It's not especially difficult either, you can start out with just equal volumes of sugar and POM (and eventually move up to fresh squeezed juice and adding in other ingredients like pomegranate molasses, orange flower water, and rose water Jeffrey Morgenthaler has a good recipe).


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