TSL Homestead Signature Cocktail Series – Tequila Sunrise

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The Mad Farmer and Miss Mercy found there are several different recipes for Tequila Sunrise. The oldest Miss Mercy found was supposedly invented by the Arizona Biltmore hotel in the 1930’s. The Biltmore version does not include Orange Juice and does include a Black Current Liqueur called “crème de cassis“.

Your humble hosts found the original Biltmore recipe to be a bit lighter and a bit more interesting than the more common recipe, but both are a fine drink on a hot summer day.

Arizona Biltmore Original Tequila Sunrise Recipe (patrontequila.com):

  • *1.25 oz Tequila
  • *.75 oz crème de cassis
  • *Fresh lime juice
  • *Club soda
  • Ice: Cracked Ice
  • Glass: Tall Glass
  • Garnish: Lime Wedge Instructions: Fill a tall glass with cracked ice. Add the tequila, crème de cassis and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Fill with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge. Fill to top with ice and blend. For kid friendly drinks just remove rum.

Traditional Tequila Sunrise Recipe (spruceeats.com):

  • Ice Cubes
  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • Glass: Highball
  • Garnish: orange slice
  • Garnish: maraschino cherry
  • In a highball glass filled with ice cubes, pour the tequila and orange juice.
  • Stir well.
  • Slowly pour the grenadine around the inside edge of the glass. It will sink and gradually rise to mix with the other ingredients.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.


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Videocast 005 : TSL Homestead Signature Cocktail Series – Tequila Sunrise