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Cherry-Orange Tequila Cocktail

Photo: Michael Kraus; Styling: Roscoe Betsill

Hands-on time 7 mins
Total time 7 mins

Makes 1 cocktail

A slow pour creates pretty layers of cherry and orange for this tequila-spiked rainbow in a glass


  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) maraschino cherry syrup (strained from a jar of maraschino cherries)
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) crème de cassis
  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) fresh orange juice
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) reposado tequila
  • Garnishes: maraschino cherry, orange twist

How to Make It

  1. Pour cherry syrup into a tall, skinny glass. Fill glass 3/4 full with ice. Slowly pour crème de cassis directly over ice, creating a second layer. Slowly pour in orange juice; slowly pour in tequila. Garnish, if desired.