The original Tequila Sunrise was created in the early 1940s and was made with creme de cassis and soda water in place of the modern orange juice and grenadine version we know today.
- 1-1/2 to 2 ounces tequila, see notes
- 3 to 4 ounces of orange juice
- Orange slices for garnish
- Fill a sugar-rimmed serving glass with ice. Add the tequila first, then fill to within 1/2-inch of the top with orange juice. Slowly drizzle with grenadine, allowing it to sink to the bottom of the drink to create the layered, sunrise effect. Garnish with orange slices.