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Front view of three tequila sunrise mocktails with cherry garnish.

Easy Tequila Sunrise Mocktail


  • Author: Lexi
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mocktail 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This easy tequila sunrise mocktail only has 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make! Thanks to orange juice and grenadine, it has a refreshing sweet and tart flavor that makes it the perfect summer nonalcoholic drink. 


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces non-alcoholic tequila* (we used this)
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine or tart cherry concentrate
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Instructions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add orange juice, tequila alternative (if using), and lime juice to the shaker and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a tall cocktail glass filled ¾ of the way with ice.
  2. Pour the grenadine syrup over the back of a spoon into the glass. This allows the syrup to "float", creating the sunrise effect. Enjoy!

Notes

*If you elect not to use the nonalcoholic tequila or can't find it, add an additional fluid oz of orange juice, 1/4 additional fluid oz of grenadine, and add more lime to your liking.

Make ahead: Just combine the orange juice, lime juice, and tequila alternative. When you're ready to serve, pour this combination over ice and then drizzle in the grenadine.

Garnishes: Totally optional, but feel free to garnish with an orange or lime slice and a maraschino cherry. 

Serve in a highball glass for the best sunrise effect. A shorter glass won't work quite as well as there won't be as much separation of color. 

No cocktail shaker? Just add all the liquids except the grenadine to a glass, stir, add ice, and then pour in the grenadine.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Mocktail
  • Calories: 93
  • Sugar: 16.4 g
  • Sodium: 5.2 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

Keywords: tequila sunrise mocktail