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Tequila Sunrise Margarita


Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Tequila Sunrise Margarita

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There are multiple ways to make a Tequila Sunrise Margarita. This recipe is for the visually impressive frozen version. About.com also has a video for a non-frozen version (view that here), which is very similar to the original Tequila Sunrise.

You will find some recipes for the blended version that call for including the grenadine in the blender. It is a great tasting frozen margarita, though you loose the visual 'sunrise' effect, so the recipe below keeps it separate, adding the grenadine to the glass and pouring the blended mix on top. You can stir it up a little bit to bring up some of the sweetness and as the drink melts the two flavors mix perfectly.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the grenadine into a chilled margarita or highball glass rimmed with salt.
  2. Pour the ingredients into a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour contents into the prepared glass and stir gently.
  5. Garnish with the lime wheel or a mixture of seasonal fruits.

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