Margarita Sunrise

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Ana Kelly, Mindi Shapiro

Two classic tequila cocktails come together in a drink that's tangy and sweet, and almost as beautiful as a real sunrise. For this stunning presentation, pour the grenadine into the bottom of your glasses and then carefully pour the tequila mixture on top.

Yield: Makes 1 serving
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • Fresh lime wedge (optional)
  • Margarita salt (optional)
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice*
  • 3 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Ice
  • 3 tablespoons club soda or lemon-lime soft drink
  • 2 teaspoons grenadine

Preparation

  1. 1. Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with lime wedge, and dip rim in salt to coat, if desired.
  2. 2. Pour lime juice, liqueur, orange juice, tequila, and powdered sugar over ice in a cocktail shaker. Cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into prepared glass. Add club soda or lemon-lime soft drink for a little fizz, if desired. Top with grenadine. Serve immediately.
  3. *1/3 cup thawed frozen limeade concentrate may be substituted for fresh lime juice. Omit powdered sugar, and proceed with recipe as directed.
  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cointreau for orange liqueur and Jose Cuervo Especial for tequila.
Note:

Make any size batch of this recipe by simply multiplying the ingredient measurements by the desired number of servings. For larger batches, stir together all ingredients in a pitcher until powdered sugar is dissolved. Chill and serve over ice. For a sweeter drink, use 1/2 cup powdered sugar instead of 1/3 cup.

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