Tequila Sunrise and a Performance from Buck

I thought some band sang about this drink. They were named after a bird. I think it was Neko Case.

Fresh squeezed orange juice is the key to this classic cocktail. Speaking of classic cocktails, The Slow Roasted Italian made this one a few weeks back reminding us how we’d been meaning to try it. If you haven’t stopped by, go. Every Thursday is Ladies Night and features a new drink post, but she lets guys comment too.

Tequila Sunrise

  • ice
  • 1 measure tequila
  • 2 measures fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp grenadine
  • orange slice

Shake the OJ and the tequila in a shaker with a few ice cubes. Strain into a glass with a few more ice cubes. Pour in grenadine slowly. Stir once before serving. Garnish with orange wedge if desired.

This man isn’t an Eagle, but he does have a nice voice…

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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24 Responses to Tequila Sunrise and a Performance from Buck

  1. rutheh says:

    Buck up and drink up! Cheers. What a way to greet the day

  2. I want the post to be longer so I could listen to the whole song before commenting. πŸ™‚

    I love a tequila sunrise and this song made me happy. He uploads a new video each day? What a lot of work that must be — he’s a hero.

  3. A_Boleyn says:

    A tasty drink … πŸ™‚

  4. Fabulous drink which brings back good memories – sort of Hotel California in London:)

  5. Bam's Kitchen says:

    Believe it or not I have had one before and it does look a sunset with the crimson colors

  6. I’ve never had it with fresh OJ, maybe that’s why I’ve never really liked it – or maybe that was the tequilla! Perhaps I should try a virgin version.

  7. Tandy says:

    *hic* I could have a few of those!

  8. I love all the sunrise cocktails! We make a non-alcoholic version for the kids as well.. πŸ™‚

  9. ceciliag says:

    I need to go shopping, my liquor cabinet has gone dry. then i will be back for this! c

  10. TasteFood says:

    Lovely drink – now you have me thinking about tequila before 8 a.m.

  11. egg me on says:

    Great, now that song is going to be in my head all day. And this drink on my mind. Amazing photo, by the way.

  12. spree says:

    Buck’s no Eagle for sure, but I do love that song and he didn’t do a half-bad job with it! The quiet weekend’s nearly here and I think I just found a smooth slow way to ring it in. Thanks Greg!

  13. Lauren says:

    Believe it or not, I have never had a Tequila Sunrise. I may have to change that soon. Also, thanks for putting that song in my head for hours, now.

  14. Ah, tequila sunrise. Such a great standby drink for me.

  15. Mmmmm tequila, i’m thinking some fresh pomegrantate jewels sparkling in there too for that authentic grenadine garnish on top of the fresh orange. They just need to hurry up & ripen please!!

  16. Beautiful to listen to the song and a great drink!

  17. Mad Dog says:

    That’s an excellent sunrise picture πŸ˜‰

  18. Kristy says:

    Oh…tequila sunrise. I haven’t had one of those since college. I’m still not sure I could have one yet. Yep…it was one of those occasions. πŸ˜‰

  19. Karen says:

    Perfect brunch cocktail…so pretty.

  20. Eva Taylor says:

    Gorgeous cocktail. Wish I had time to see it yesterday. Cheers!

  21. I had completely forgotten about this drink, and we have some nice tequila in the bar right now…hmmm.

  22. rsmacaalay says:

    I just love the colour of that gradient in the glass

  23. What a great photo. Thanks so much for the tag! We love the simplicity of the cocktail. It is easy enough to make a drink on game night during (opponents) turn…

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