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frozen sunrise margaritas

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

The tequila sunrise and the margarita come together in this frozen drink recipe that's bursting with citrus notes and a refreshing tang. From epicurious February, 2013.

(4 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For frozen sunrise margaritas

  • margarita salt or coarse sea salt, for rimming glasses
  • 1
    lime wedge, for rimming glasses
  • 1/2 c
    frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 1/2 c
    orange juice
  • 3/4 c
    tequila (6 ounces)
  • 2 Tbsp
    cointreau or triple sec (1 ounce)
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 3 c
    crushed ice
  • 1/4 c
  • 4 slice
    orange, for garnish
  • 4
    maraschino cherries, for garnish

How To Make frozen sunrise margaritas

  • 1
    Spread a layer of salt in a shallow dish. Run lime wedge around the rims of 4 highball glasses to moisten; dip rims in salt.
  • 2
    Place orange juice concentrate, orange juice, tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in a blender. Add ice and pulse until smooth. Divide margarita evenly among glasses.
  • 3
    Tilt glasses and pour 1 tablespoon grenadine down the side of each drink; grenadine will sink to the bottom and create a sunset effect. Garnish with orange slices and maraschino cherries and serve.
  • 4
    Bartender's Note: The straight sides of highball glasses are ideal for achieving the sunrise effect. Traditional margarita glasses won't work if you want this look.

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