Okay you all know that first T in the headline must stand for my kid, Tea but the second one this time is for, wait for it, tequila! Or “tokillya” as I’ve heard it often described. Tequila is one of those liquers that can sneak up on you and knock you down when a minute ago you thought you were just fine thank you. But Tea and I are moving that direction none-the-less as we push forward in our cocktail adventures with the very famous “Tequila Sunrise.”
Now seriously, if you have ever ever had a bar beverage it is likely you have tried a tequila sunrise somewhere along the way. It is just that well known and that popular of a beverage. I haven’t had them very often – in fact I would guess it has been years since I’m not a huge tequila fan – but they are commonly known and enjoyed.
I think the best part of a Tequila Sunrise, besides their pretty color, is how nice and refreshing they are. This is a drink full of orange juice for the most part, on ice, with some tequila and grenadine thrown in for good measure and good color! It’s tall, it’s cool, it’s tasty – what’s not to like? Here’s how we rated ours:
Ease of prep: 4 Not hard at all. It took a few ingredients and a couple of swirls with the spoon. done!
Appearance: 5 This is a pretty drink with an apt descriptive name — although, you know, Tequila Sunset, might have suited it even better
Taste: 4 Refreshing, delicioso! A little on the sweet side but otherwise really good.
Overall: 4 This is a romantic drink and a flexible drink — you can have it on vacation or sitting at home. We used Jose Cuervo Tequila but we’re going to try it again with the good stuff — Patron – because we both think the quality and especially the taste of the tequila will make a big difference with this drink.