The Original Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe

Pete Capella
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Dia de los Muertos is the traditional Mexican holiday celebrating those who have passed on to the afterlife. The dead are honored by their friends and families celebrating, reminiscing and bringing food and drink to their final resting place. Here is a Savory tequila drink to help celebrate the Day of the Dead: the Tequila Sunrise. You are more than likely familiar with the orange juice and grenadine-based tequila drink known as the Tequila Sunrise, but did you know that the original recipe has no juice and no high-fructose corn syrupy grenadine? It is refreshing, simple to make, and the perfect drink for this Dia de los Muertos. Now blast the Mariachi band and dance among the skeletons.


The Original Tequila Sunrise

1.5 oz Silver Tequila

.75 oz Creme de Cassis

Juice of 1/2 Lime

Club Soda Fill

Lime Wheel and Luxardo Maraschino Cherry for Garnish

Pour the tequila and lime juice into a Collins glass. Fill the glass with ice. Fill the rest of the glass with club soda, leaving about a quarter inch of room in the glass. Pour the creme de cassis into the drink (it will sink to the bottom). Garnish with a lime wheel and Luxardo Maraschino cherry.


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