Ever have one of those days where you need the perfect cocktail to unwind? This Tropical Tequila Sunrise is one of my favorites – fruity with a bit of sass and not the typical tequila sunrise you see around. One sip of this lovely will have you thinking of warm ocean breezes and relaxing the day away.
Lately I have been reading the labels of various products and found myself needing some grenadine for some cocktails I was whipping up. After reading the label on a couple of them in the store, I promptly said “Oh heck naw” and back on the shelf it went. As a Tequila Sunrise uses grenadine, I thought I’d research a bit and, after a bit of research, I whipped up my own homemade grenadine syrup with ingredients I tend to keep on hand – some lemon, a bit of sugar and pomegranate juice. It was so much easier with the added bonus that I knew everything that was going to be in it. Plus – with grenadine in the fridge, you can also make a fabulous Shirley Temple for the kiddos and they will think you are the best ever when they are sipping on their own fancy cocktail.
This Tropical Tequila Sunrise was a winner of a cocktail – between the Pineapple Orange and Banana flavors accented by the fruity ruby grenadine and the bite from the tequila – you’ll never go back to the standard Tequila Sunrise again.
When it’s 5 o’clock somewhere and you are craving the perfect cocktail, trust me and whip up this Tropical Tequila Sunrise.
On to the recipe:
Let’s gather the ingredients
Adding some tequila
Followed by some grenadine
Look at this
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?
- ½ cup of Pineapple Orange Banana juice
- 2 ounces of your favorite silver tequila
- 1 ounce of grenadine
- Ice for serving
- Fresh pineapple and maraschino cherry for serving
- To a large glass filled with ice, add the Orange Pineapple Banana Juice.
- Add the tequila and stir lightly to combine.
- Slowly pour the grenadine over the top and watch it float to the bottom.
- Garnish with a sliver of pineapple and a maraschino cherry and enjoy!
FTC Disclosure: This cocktail was made in conjunction with a sponsored social campaign with Cooking In Stilettos. I was not compensated for a blog post either here at Aloha Flavor or Cooking In Stilettos. My opinions are my own.