Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tequila Sunrise Done Right

It's Thursday Slow Roasters, you know what that means???  LADIES NIGHT!!!  Tonight we are serving up the Tequila Sunrise (the original recipe was even created at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel right here in Phoenix) made perfect with just a splash of grenadine so you get the bright combination of fresh orange juice and tequila.  You don't even have to be Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell or Michelle Pfeiffer to enjoy a Tequila Sunrise

We are gearing up for our Cinco de Mayo party here.  We love the flavors of Mexico, food, cocktails and all.  I am sure a lot of that love developed from living in Arizona (which borders Mexico).  The state is very influenced by Mexican cuisine.  I have grown to love jalape├▒os, most spicy foods and I am even growing habaneros in my garden.  I know my Italian family is gasping.  I am stuck on the 7 Layer Mexican Bean Dip that is packed with the flavors of Mexico and now I have developed a love for tequila.  Not on its own, I am not THAT brave (remember 1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila FLOOR!).   But, I am enjoying  The Classic Margarita and this delicious Tequila Sunrise.  I know you will too!  Get your food ready for our Cinco de Mayo party.  I am sure you will see an invitation on our Facebook.  If you haven't LIKED us yet, now is the time.  We are getting close to 1,000 fans and are planning a giveaway.  You won't want to miss that!

Tequila Sunrise
2 ounces Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila
4 ounces orange juice
splash grenadine
orange slice

Fill glass half way with ice, pour tequila and orange juice into the glass.  Stir to combine, add a splash of grenadine and garnish with an orange slice.


Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted


  1. Oh the memories ... this drink brings them back! Nothing like it - always a favorite! Awesome. Now it's not even noon and I want a drink :)

  2. We've been looking to serve up some nice summer time drinks - I think we might need to add this to the repertoire.

  3. Love that bright color! That is one gorgeous drink.

  4. I thought maybe the Eagles were up to something new, but this is much better!

  5. This has been on our to-make cocktail list for awhile. Yes, we have one, on the fridge. Laugh away. Looks awesome and a great reminder to us.

  6. Donna - you have me craving tequila! thank gosh it's the weekend tomorrow!!


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