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Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Today we are combining two of my favorite drinks just in time for your fiesta tonight.

Tequila Sunrise Margarita - Two of the most classic cocktails to form one amazing drink!

If you don’t know me by now one of the first things you should know is I’m obsessed with Mexican food, and second is Cinco de Mayo might be one of my favorite holidays.

But also I love the month of May. Not only do you have holidays like Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day but it is birthday galore in our family. Our daughter’s middle name is May named after her great grandmother’s middle name. Although her spelling was the traditional Mae, we chose it like the month since Amelia’s brother, dad, 2 granddads, great granddad, and great grandmother were all born in the month of May.

This Tequila Sunrise Margarita is refreshing, sweet, and perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any summer celebration

I know it sounds like I am getting off track (like usual) but spring is winding down (even though I have a spring salad coming next week). But here in the south we know it’s only a matter of time before the temperatures rise and everyone is taking pics of the temperature gauges in their car. So I am getting ready for summer with this Tequila Sunrise Margarita.

At first  John was a little reluctant about me combining the two together since they are two classic cocktails. But after the approval of my other taste testers Tatum and Mallie I knew I had to perfect it right in time for Cinco de Mayo. And the girls gave it a thumbs up!

So whether you enjoy sipping this perfect concoction while laying out at the pool or at tonight’s fiesta don’t forget it always goes better with some chips, salsa, guacamole, and cheese dip.

Tart, sweet, and so delicious! A fun twist on two classic cocktails

Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Servings 1 drink


  • 4 tablespoons Tequila
  • 2 tablespoons Lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Triple sec
  • Splash of Grand Marnier
  • 2/3 cup Orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Grenadine


  • If you like a salt-rimmed glass, moisten the rim of your glass with a lime wedge. Then turn the glass over and dip into a small plate of coarse salt.
  • Add all ingredients to a glass and stir.*


If you prefer the color gradient of your traditional tequila sunrise mix all ingredients and add the grenadine in last.


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Friday 6th of May 2016

May is a big birthday month for our family too, and with all of the craziness going on, I would love one of these! They look wonderful! :)

Lauren Hall

Monday 9th of May 2016

Lots of birthdays definitely mean a few cocktails at our house!

Cathy Trochelman

Friday 6th of May 2016

This margarita recipes sounds awesome! I MUST try it!

Lauren Hall

Monday 9th of May 2016

I hope you do Cathy!

Cookin Canuck

Thursday 5th of May 2016

What a great idea to combine the two cocktails - this is destined to become my new favorite summertime drink.

Lauren Hall

Monday 9th of May 2016

I know I need to start doing this with more cocktails Dara

Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Thursday 5th of May 2016

I approve of this tequila sunrise margarita also. Looks wonderful!

Lauren Hall

Monday 9th of May 2016

Thanks for the approval Renee!

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