tequila sunrise


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The sports bar also offers the tequila sunrise and the Vampiro margarita has tequila, lime, Valentina hot sauce and salt and pepper. Tyler Carter, Dallas News, 23 July 2021 Cuba libre, tequila sunrise, Sturgiss lemonade and gin spritz. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2021 The Houston Astros had an infamous dalliance with orange in their tequila sunrise uniforms, and won a World Series Game 7 in orange jerseys in 2017. New York Times, 19 Mar. 2021 Orange juice is used in several cocktails — add vodka for a screwdriver, tequila for a tequila sunrise and champagne for a mimosa. Laura Wheatman Hill, chicagotribune.com, 14 Mar. 2021 Legend has it the tequila sunrise was invented at the Arizona Biltmore. Lauren Saria, azcentral, 19 May 2020 But just to throw one more option in the ring — or rather, on the bar — the Arizona Biltmore Resort claims to have invented the tequila sunrise. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 4 Dec. 2019 See More

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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 8 Feb. 2023.

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