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tequila sunset

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

It's similar to a tequila sunrise, but with a quick splash of blackberry brandy. This was a popular drink among my circle of friends in the mid-1970s or so. I almost forgot about it until I came across it recently. So I thought I would post the recipe here so I wouldn't ever forget about it again. If mixed correctly, the blackberry brandy will slowly settle down through the orange juice layer, which creates uneven or striated colors that are said to resemble a sunset (hence the drink's name).

(1 rating)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For tequila sunset

  • ice cubes
  • 1 oz
  • 4 oz
    prepared orange juice
  • 1/2 oz
    blackberry brandy
  • 1
    cherry, for garnish

How To Make tequila sunset

  • 1
    Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes. Add tequila and orange juice, and stir well.
  • 2
    Top with blackberry brandy, and let the brandy slowly settle and fall through the orange juice layer.
  • 3
    Add a cherry on top, and serve.