Tequila Sunrise (ish)

This tequila sunrise (ish) cocktail is roughly based on a tequila sunrise, but with some changes. I had a bottle of tequila and a bunch of fresh oranges I needed to use up, but I wanted a less sweet, more mature version of a tequila sunrise.

This drink does in fact have tequila and orange juice and cherry juice….. but there is also a dash of triple sec, a dash of salt, and the very sweet grenadine is replaced by sour cherry concentrate (link here). I also reduced the amount or orange juice relative to the amount of liquor from the standard recipe and added a little hit of lime juice. I loved the sweet/tart/slight hint of salt flavor of this drink. I would make it again another time for sure.

Tequila Sunrise (ish)

Tequila sunrise for grown ups
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink


  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1.5 oz tequlia
  • 1.5 oz tart cherry concentrate
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3/4 oz triple sec


  • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold and serve in a glass with ice.
Keyword Cocktails

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