Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Ana Kelly, Mindi Shapiro
Prep Time
10 Mins
Makes 1 serving

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with lime wedge, and dip rim in salt to coat, if desired.

Step 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.

Step 3

*1/3 cup thawed frozen limeade concentrate may be substituted for fresh lime juice. Omit powdered sugar, and proceed with recipe as directed.

Step 4

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Cointreau for orange liqueur and Jose Cuervo Especial for tequila.

Chef's Notes

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.

Ratings & Reviews

Jenniebojangles's Review

June 28, 2013
This was fantastic; very fresh tasting with the lime. I actually liked it without the grenadine also. Will be making this again.

wasekh's Review

July 14, 2010
Used limeade and club soda to cut the sweetness... amazing! Save yourself the trouble and go ahead and make a large batch... could not keep up with my guests as they polished them off.

Margareta's Review

August 19, 2009
The BEST Margarita I've ever had in my life! So good and easy. I added only 1/4 c. of powdered sugar per serving and used freshly squeezed orange juice. Simply yummy.