Tequila Sunrise with Homemade Grenadine

Overhead image of a tequila sunrise cocktail sitting on a pink plate with a couple of orange slices sitting next to it along with a cherry.

How to make a Tequila Sunrise cocktail with homemade grenadine using a simple combination of pomegranate juice, sugar, and orange peel. 

Grenadine recipe adapted from Masterclass



for the homemade grenadine: 

2 cups Pomegranate juice

1 cup granulated sugar

the peel of 1 orange

for the tequila sunrise: 

3 ounces (1/3 cup) fresh-squeezed orange juice

2 ounces (1/4 cup) blanco tequila

1 ounce (2 tablespoons) homemade grenadine

an orange wheel and a maraschino cherry for garnish


make the grenadine. Combine pomegranate juice and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Add the orange peel and let simmer 5 more minutes or until thick. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove orange peel and pour into a tightly-sealed container. Grenadine will keep for 1 month in the refrigerator. 

make the tequila sunrise. Combine orange juice and tequila in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass. Add grenadine by spooning into the bottom of the glass. Garnish with the orange wedge and cherry and enjoy! 

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