The tequila sunrise has a murky history, but it gained massive popularity in the 70s and 80s. You may have heard it mentioned in the Eagles song of the same name or as the title of a 1988 crime film with Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Kurt Russell. There’s no one story that traces back its origins, but we can take it as it is一a beautifully hued cocktail that makes the most out of the spirit it uses.
If you want to experience a retro mixed drink without worrying about the inebriation, Seir Hill has crafted Durangold™, a tequila alternative that’s perfect for cocktails of all kinds. With that on hand, you can make a non-alcoholic tequila sunrise you can enjoy at any point in the day.
Ingredients for a Tequila Sunrise Mocktail:
- 1 ½ ounces Durangold™
- ¾ cup orange juice
- ¾ ounce grenadine syrup
- Orange slice (for garnish)
- A quality maraschino cherry (for garnish)
How to Make a Durangold™ Tequila Sunrise
Non-alcoholic tequila sunrise is an easy mocktail that you can put together in a few quick steps. You start with a highball glass filled with ice and pour in the Durangold™ and orange juice.
Next, you slowly add the grenadine by pouring it over the back of a spoon, which will allow it to settle at the bottom of the glass. Once you’ve done that, you’re free to garnish your drink with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry. And just like that, you’ve made an alcohol-free tequila sunrise that looks as good as it tastes!
Tequila Sunrise Mocktail Variations
Alcohol or not, when it comes to a tequila sunrise, the key is quality. With so few ingredients, it’s important to take care of what you choose to use. Take this opportunity to get a nice, fresh orange juice. And when it comes to maraschino cherries, skip the fluorescent sugar orbs sold near the ice cream. You don’t need to drop twenty dollars or more on Luxardo cherries, but many options can provide your drink with a quality cherry at a reasonable price.
And there are substitutions and additions you can add to our non-alcoholic tequila sunrise. Some use pineapple juice instead of orange juice, or maybe passion fruit syrup or orange flower water instead of grenadine. However, you choose to experiment, mixing your tequila sunrise with Durangold™ gives you the chance to play as much as you want.
Durangold™ is not only non-alcoholic, it’s also calorie-free, gluten-free, allergen-free, and completely vegan. And yet, despite all that, it has the authentic tequila taste you want: rich and complex and effortlessly smooth. It’s made for mixing, meaning it will fit in perfectly with not only your tequila sunrise mocktail but any number of tequila-based drinks.
For a drink as easy as the tequila sunrise, you should be able to enjoy it whenever you want. So bring out your bottle of Durangold™ and give a kick to your morning, noon or night. Your orange juice won’t know what hit it.