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Does the title not say it all? This tequila sunrise recipe is the best, the absolute best.
(that’s an homage to Pam from the Office)
A tequila sunrise used to be my go to drink at a bar. You know, when you’re out with everyone, they don’t have a cocktail list (or at least it doesn’t appeal to you) and you need something to always stick with so you don’t look so wish-washy. That’s me, I’d just stick with a sunrise because that was “my drink”. But as i’ve grown older, I’ve become slightly more boring so most of the time I stick with wine (all types welcome).
Every once in a while though I still crave a tequila sunrise like the good ol’ days of being 21 or 22 and never having a hangover. I miss them. So i’ve created a slightly more mature, spicy big brother of your regular tequila sunrise. This one just has a little more flair! I just had an Office Space flashback.
Since today is in fact, Cinco de Mayo, I’ll be serving these up alongside my instant pot pineapple carnitas with some guac. Side note- are avocados NOT the best thing ever? The actually make a fantastic margarita…
So this drink is basically: take a traditional tequila sunrise recipe and throw some mango nectar and jalapeño. Mix it all up and you’ve got a sweet and spicy delicious beverage (and it’s pretty sexy to look at too – I don’t know if you all use sexy to describe food and drinks but I do). Which I love because ugly drinks are for peasants, and ain’t nobody for time for that. Just kidding, but am I?
By the way, I’m very particular about grenadine. I don’t like traditional Rose’s syrup so I use this one here.
- 1 1/2 oz Tequila
- 1 1/2 oz Mango Nectar or Juice
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- 1/2 oz grenadine
- 3-4 jalapeno slices
- Pour tequila, Mango Nectar, and orange juice into a mason jar with the jalapeno slices. Leave in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour to let the jalapeno soak into the mix.
- Once the flavors have melded, pour over ice in a bucket glass and slowly pour in the grenadine (this will automatically float to the bottom).
- Garnish with jalapeno slices, mango slices, or a couple of lime wedges!