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The Best Tequila Sunrise Mocktail – Easy!

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This Virgin Tequila Sunrise Mocktail recipe is one of our favorite tropical mocktails! It’s made with orange, pineapple, lime juice, and grenadine syrup over ice. It’s perfect for barbecues, graduations, and themed parties. Also, it’s a simple, gorgeous mocktail recipe your guests will love!

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Growing up in Miami, Florida, there were lots of summer parties. The tequila sunrise has always been a favorite, and it’s just as delicious as a tropical mocktail. If you love mocktails, you might also enjoy our The Best Virgin Lava Flow Mocktail and The BEST Pina Colada Mocktail Recipe

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • EASY SWEET SUNRISE MOCKTAIL RECIPE!
  • PERFECT SUMMER DRINK THE WHOLE FAMILY CAN ENJOY!
  • PRETTY DRINK WITH LOTS OF COLORFUL CITRUS
  • FRUITY MOCKTAILS ARE PERFECT FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following simple ingredients to make this delicious Virgin Tequila Sunrise

Ingredients for Tequila Sunrise Mocktail Pineapple, Limes, Oranges and Grenadine Syrup

Ingredient Notes

  • You can use store-bought orange juice.
  • We love Syrups from Sonoma Simple Syrup Co.

Sonoma Syrup Co Pomegranate Grenadine Simple Syrup, 12.7 oz for Cocktails, Tea, and Baking
  • This deeply flavored, thick natural grenadine is made with California Pomegranate juice, one of nature’s most perfect antioxidants, mixed with our pure cane sugar Simple Syrup.
  • Easily blended into a myriad of drinks and recipes, it’s the perfect addition to cocktails requiring grenadine, champagne, lemonade, sorbet, chutneys and vinaigrettes.
  • Our perennial favorite for Shirley Temples and Pomegranate martinis, this natural Grenadine Syrup is a must for the well-stocked bar.
  • Rich in Antioxidants.
  • Handcrafted in Northern California Wine Country

How To Make Tequila Sunrise Mocktail- Step by Step

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the freshly squeezed pineapple juice into your favorite highball glasses.
  3. Combine the freshly squeezed lime and orange juice and pour them into the glass.
  4. Slowly pour grenadine so it sinks to the bottom of the glass.
  5. Serve and enjoy your tequila sunrise mocktail! Garnish with lime, orange slice, or pineapple slices. We also love mini cocktail umbrellas!

Tips


Tips

  • For best results, fresh-squeezed orange juice is used. In a pinch, good-quality natural orange juice is perfect!
  • You can use fresh peach juice.

Storage

You can squeeze the fresh orange juice for the virgin sunrise mocktail ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Additions

You can add any fresh squeezed juice to this recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions about Virgin Tequila Sunrise

What is Grenadine?

Grenadine is Pomegranate Simple Syrup. You can make your own with 1 part Pomegranate Juice and 2 parts granulated sugar. Simmer over low heat until combined, stirring often—cool and store in a covered glass jar in the refrigerator.

Where does the Tequila Sunrise come from?

Wiki said the Tequila Sunrise originated in Sausalito, California, at the Trident Restaurant with Bill Graham to launch the Rolling Stones Tour.

What’s the best serving glass for this easy sunrise mocktail recipe?

Tall glasses or highball glasses work best for this sweet sunrise drink.

Can you replace the Tequila in a Tequila Sunrise with a nonalcoholic liqueur?

There are many zero-proof products available to replace tequila.

I hope you loved this Virgin Tequila Sunrise Recipe. If you make it, leave a rating so I know you liked it!

Grenadine poured in Sunrise Mocktail
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The Best Tequila Sunrise Mocktail – Easy!

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This Virgin Tequila Sunrise Mocktail recipe is one of our favorite tropical mocktails! Orange, pineapple, and lime juice with grenadine syrup over ice screams summer. This drink is perfect for barbecues, graduations, and themed parties. It’s a simple recipe your guests will love!

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 10 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2-3 large oranges)
  • 2 tbsp grenadine syrup
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed pineapple juice (about 1 medium-sized pineapple)
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  2. Pour the freshly squeezed pineapple juice into the glass.
  3. Combine the freshly squeezed lime and orange juice and pour them into the glass.
  4. Slowly pour grenadine so it sinks to the bottom of the glass.
  5. Serve and enjoy your tequila sunrise mocktail! Garnish with lime, orange, or pineapple slices. We also love mini cocktail umbrellas!

Notes

  • You can use store-bought orange juice.
  • We love Syrups from Sonoma Simple Syrup Co

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