Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Frozen Tequila Sunrise Margarita
The Tequila Sunrise Margarita is made much in the same way as the popular Tequila Sunrise. The only difference is that this one is blended. Brian Macdonald/Photodisc/Getty Images
  • 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
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There are multiple ways to make a Tequila Sunrise Margarita. This recipe is for the visually impressive frozen version. There is also a video tutorial for a non-frozen version (view that here), which is very similar to the original Tequila Sunrise.

You will find some recipes for the blended version that call for including the grenadine in the blender. That makes for a great-tasting frozen margarita, though you lose the visual 'sunrise' effect. The recipe below keeps it separate, adding the grenadine to the glass and pouring the blended mix on top. You can stir it up a little bit to bring up some of the sweetness and as the drink melts, the two flavors mix perfectly. You can also very easily transform this cocktail into a frozen ice pop for the hot summer months!

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour the grenadine into a chilled margarita or highball glass rimmed with salt.
  2. Pour the ingredients into a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Pour contents into the prepared glass and stir gently.
  5. Garnish with the lime wheel or a mixture of seasonal fruits.