tequila sunrise


: a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine

Examples of tequila sunrise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although an official menu has not been announced, the shop has teased the following flavors: glazed vanilla bean, raspberry s'mores, tequila sunrise, lemon pistachio, and cookies and cream. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 24 July 2023 Those interested in crafting warm-weather cocktails, like a tequila sunrise or a mojito, can gladly use these 8 oz. Mariah Thomas, goodhousekeeping.com, 5 Apr. 2023 Also new to the property is an adults-only pool and the transformed Wright Bar, where the famous tequila sunrise cocktail was originally invented by the bartender Gene Sulit. New York Times, 29 July 2021 This resort built of building materials made from local desert sand features six pools—one with a 120-foot water slide and DJ tunes on weekends—and the sleek lobby bar where the tequila sunrise was invented. Chris Malloy, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Feb. 2023 Among the drink specials: the 15th Time’s the Charm, a tequila sunrise inspired by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif). Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2023 Bandy made a cast to a rocky, main lake point in about 15 feet of water with tequila sunrise/gold Strike King Cutter Worm. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 4 Mar. 2022 The classic is still available at the Arizona Biltmore resort bars and swimming pools where guests can sip a tequila sunrise poolside. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2021 The original tequila sunrise had no orange juice or grenadine in sight; instead, the cocktail was made with black currant liqueur crème de cassis mixed with tequila, lime, ice and soda water. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tequila sunrise was in 1940

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“Tequila sunrise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tequila%20sunrise. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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