Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrises were originally served at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, where it was created by Gene Sulit in the 1930s or 1940s, the cocktail is named for the way it looks after it has been poured into a glass. The denser ingredients (cassis or grenadine) settle, creating gradations in color that mimic a sunrise. The more popular version, with grenadine, was invented by Bobby Lazoff and Billy Rice at the Trident restaurant in Sausalito, California in the early 1970s. The drink is considered a long drink which means it is served in a tall collins glass. It was also very popular during the 80's due to its fun sweet taste.

4 oz orange juice
2 oz tequila
1/2 oz grenadine

Pour the tequila and the orange juice into a highball glass with ice cubes. Stir. Slowly pour the grenadine around the inside edge of the glass, it will sink and slowly to mix with the other ingredients naturally. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.