Here’s our spin on the classic Tequila Sunrise. Fresh orange juice, tequila, and then we’ve swapped the traditional grenadine for a drizzle of our homemade blood orange syrup. I love this blood orange syrup – it has such an interesting flavor when it’s concentrated in this syrup form. We’ve been sipping this cocktail ever since we made it, while pretending we’re about to jet off to Mexico for spring break.
Oh wait, Dulcie actually IS on spring break. Sort of. She’s visiting her family in Florida where it is 80 degrees. Meanwhile I’m trudging through the snow to give her cat insulin shots twice a day. I’m trying not to be jealous…
Now here’s a cool trick about making a beautiful Blood Orange Sunrise cocktail. You need to add the ingredients in a specific order to create the striations of color. It’s really easy: first ice, then tequila, then orange juice, and then the cool part: you slowly drizzle the syrup over the back of a spoon. This helps it gently disperse, but not mix into the drink too much, and arrive on the bottom of the glass in a pretty layer of red. Give it one gentle stir, and you’re done.
Garnish with a citrus curl, which we’ll show you a tutorial on next time!
Blood Orange Sunrise
- 1 1/5 oz tequila
- 3 oz Orange Juice
- 1/2 oz blood orange syrup
Add ingredients to your cocktail glass in the order above, drizzling the blood orange syrup last (and over the back of a spoon, as shown). Give everything one quick stir, and serve.