Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

August 27, 2020

The Tequila Sunrise is a beautiful cocktail. I found that the addition of our Raspberry Coriander shrub added even more visual beauty. It blurred the lines between orange and deep red, creating an even more sunset esque beverage.

Being that this is a fairly fruit forward cocktail the addition of the Raspberry Coriander shrub really helped to balance that out, adding a bit of complexity to a very simple and straightforward drink.

Grenadine is a pomegranate fairly simple syrup, nowadays the store bought stuff doesn’t contain a single drop of real pomegranate and is closer to a cherry flavor. It’s packed with so many unnecessary ingredients that a store bought bottle will probably out last me! So what are your alternatives you ask? Buy some POM juice, add a little sugar, boil in a saute pan(more surface area means more evaporation) for 5-7 minutes, pull off the heat, add a few drops of lemon or orange blossom water, and voila! Delicious, amazing, versatile, homemade grenadine! It stores in the fridge for about a month too. Now that’s not too shabby.

Plus some other cocktails that call for grenadine are: Shirley Temple; The Hurricane; Singapore Sling; and Sex on the Beach just to name a few. So what’s the harm in making some grenadine and then playing with some awesome summery cocktails?! 


Ready in 3 minutes

Serves 1 drink


  • 2 oz Silver Tequila
  • 4 oz Orange Juice
  • ¼  oz Grenadine or a bar spoon full(I made my own using this recipe, it’s super easy and really tasty. I highly recommend doing this!)
  • ½ oz Raspberry Coriander Shrub
  • Optional Sparkling Water Topper
  • Garnish with Orange Slice and/or Luxardo cherry


  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the tequila.
  3. Add the orange juice.
  4. Take a spoon and pour the grenadine over the back, or pour grenadine slowly down the side of the glass.
  5. Do the same as in step four with the Raspberry Coriander shrub.
  6. Add a garnish.
  7. Sit back and admire your amazing handiwork, and most importantly enjoy!


This is a very “juicy” shrubbie and normally a topper of sparkling water isn’t called for in a Tequila Sunrise, but it was too sweet for us without the water addition. If you don’t mind a nice boozy juice then hold off on the water. As always it’s up to personal preference.

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