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Course: Drinks
Keyword: Cocktails, Drinks, Summer, Tequila, Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila sunrise with ice in a rocks glass.
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail
Most tequila lovers think of the tequila sunrise as a silly drink for people who don't actually like tequila. Believe me, homemade pomegranate syrup changes everything.
This recipe first appeared in Season 10 of Good Eats.
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Pomegranate Syrup

  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Tequila Sunrise

  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces tequila
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce homemade pomegranate syrup
Tequila sunrise with ice in a rocks glass.
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cocktail

Procedure

Pomegranate Syrup

  • Place the pomegranate juice, sugar, and lemon juice in a 4-quart saucepan set over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Once the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the mixture has reduced to 1 1/2 cups, approximately 50 minutes. It should be the consistency of syrup. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the saucepan for 30 minutes. Transfer to a glass jar and allow to cool completely before covering and storing in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.

Tequila Sunrise

  • Fill a Collins or highball glass with ice. Add the tequila, followed by enough orange juice to come almost to the top of the glass; the amount will vary depending on the size of the glass. Gently pour the pomegranate syrup into the glass and serve. Do not stir.
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