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Tequila Sunset Cocktail Recipe

Feb 14, 2018 | Post By Danny Mahoney
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The Tequila Sunset cocktail is the fruitier, sweeter, and deeper version of the world famous, legendary cocktail Tequila Sunrise, and it comes with its own array of succulent flavours making it a classic in its own right.

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The Tequila Sunset cocktail was at the height of its popularity near the mid-70’s, however owing to its timeless flavours, easy to make recipe, and association with one of the most famous cocktails of the world, this cocktail has thrived through the decades and is back on the rise to world fame once again. There are many different recipes available online for making this cocktail. However, the recipe with which this drink is made most often is not that big a variation on its well-known counterpart; simply add Blackberry Brandy to a Tequila Sunrise and this is the drink you’ll end up with.

If mixed correctly, the darker hues of the Blackberry Brandy travel down to the bottom and rise again as a blood-red sunset. The uneven or striated shades of the orange juice and the Brandy create a sky-like gradient, making this drink a sight for sore eyes. It is a refreshing, fruity cocktail, whose strength comes from its only liqueur, Vodka. It is a relatively easy going cocktail with a sweeter palate, and can be enjoyed at any time of the day or night, and at any occasion.

Here is a recipe for this irresistible cocktail.


  • 30 ml Tequila
  • 60 ml Orange Juice
  • 15 ml Blackberry Brandy


  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice cubes
  2. Pour the Tequila into the Collins glass over the ice cubes
  3. Fill the rest of the glass with Orange Juice till the top and stir briskly to mix
  4. Lastly, slowly pour in the Blackberry Brandy and do not mix
  5. Garnish drink with Maraschino cherry before serving


  • Collins glass
  • Ice cubes
  • Stirrer
  • Maraschino cherry



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Danny is a Melburnian liquor enthusiast and ex bartender turned web developer. Although an avid whiskey drinker he likes to practice the arts of cocktail making and mixing drinks. Danny believes there are always new concoctions just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.


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