Tequila Sunrise

The recipe for this classic, layered cocktail originally appeared in Bottoms Up! Y Como!, a brochure published in 1934 by the Agua Caliente resort in Tijuana, Mexico. This recipe appeared online in conjunction with David Wondrich’s article “Classic Eye-Openers,” featured in our special Breakfast issue (October 2008).

Tequila Sunrise Tequila Sunrise
The recipe for this classic, layered cocktail originally appeared in Bottoms Up! Y Como!, a brochure published in 1934 by the Agua Caliente resort in Tijuana, Mexico.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. agave blanco tequila
  • 2 tsp. crème de cassis
  • Half a lime plus the juice
  • 1 tsp. grenadine
  • 2 oz. seltzer water

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, combine tequila, crème de cassis, half the lime plus the juice, and grenadine. Add seltzer. Stir to combine, and fill glass with cracked ice.