Are you thinking of the movie, the song, or the drink? Its funny how some words or phrases just sound good. Tequila Sunrise is a 1988 Robert Towne movie starring Mel Gibson. It is a single by the Eagles (1973) and by Cypress Hill (1998). Most commonly, however it is a cocktail, and quite a nice one. The name comes, of course, from is appearance as the grenadine and orange settle fading from red at the bottom to clear tequila at the top.
According to the International Bartenders’ Association (IBA) it is a ‘long drink’ meaning it contains rather more mixer. The official recipe is as follows:
- 4.5 cl (3 parts) Tequila
- 9.0 cl (6 parts) Orange juice
- 1.5 cl (1 part) Grenadine syrup
Clover Signs has also made its own (humble) contribution to the scene with the sign below:
Like it? Get one yourself!