Do you love to explore new things, especially when it comes to cocktails? Well, cocktails come up with enormous amounts of variations, especially tequila cocktails. They are diverse in nature and a fun drink to play with. 

You can mix up different flavours from strawberry to tamarind, it doesn’t matter because tequila won’t disappoint! A perfect, beautiful and delicious summer cocktail, tequila snowfall sunrise cocktail is going to blow your mind with its fantastic appearance and lip-smacking flavour. 

This cocktail is a close variation of tequila sunrise, the classic and popular tequila cocktail. It is a picture-perfect cocktail and satiates your cravings for sweet sunrise. 

Want to know more about the tequila snowfall sunrise cocktail? Read on to discover more! 

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The original Tequila Sunrise recipe

The perfect name for the perfect cocktail, tequila sunrise is popular which reminds you to start your day bright and happy. The original recipe is the inspiration for the beautiful and delicious tequila snowfall sunrise cocktail. 

The beauty of this drink is its eye-catching color. Tequila sunrise is perfect for family brunches and summer parties because of its sweetness and citrusy flavour.

It was originated in California in the 70s by two bartenders while working at the Trident. This cocktail gained popularity when Rolling Stones and the Eagles named a tour and a song after it. 

Tequila Snowfall Sunrise

Most versions of this cocktail are pretty but too sweet, however, not this one! The bright and beautiful colour of this cocktail is sure to make you moan with its taste. It is served in a Collins glass over the rocks. 

Serve it at your house parties by the pool or parties. No doubt, your friends and family will thank you for it! Perfect for your summer cravings for a cocktail, here’s the recipe for the original tequila sunrise, you would love to try out! 

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  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • 4 ounces of orange juice
  • Cherry and orange slice for garnishing
  • A highball glass
  • Ice cubes

Follow the steps:

  • Put the ice cubes in the highball glass and pour tequila and orange juice on top.
  • Stir it well.
  • Now, slowly add grenadine around the inside edges of the glass.
  • The grenadine will gradually sink and get mixed with the other ingredients giving it a beautiful bright colour.
  • Garnish the drink with a cherry and orange slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Choose a tequila that you actually like rather than going for an expensive or top-shelf tequila. If you find it too sweet, have it with a dash of lemon juice, this will balance out the taste and appearance of the drink. 

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This signature cocktail has inspired a lot of drinks over the years. If you enjoy this beautiful and delicious drink, it’s time to try out the tequila snowfall sunrise cocktail! 

Read to find out the tequila snowfall sunrise recipe! 

Tequila Snowfall Sunrise Recipe 

tequila snowfall sunrise cocktail

Looking for an Instagram worthy cocktail picture? Tequila snowfall sunrise is the one! No doubt, this cocktail got its name and inspiration from the tequila sunrise. It’s like adding few tweaks to the classic tequila sunrise and making a luscious alternative for it.  

Unlike the original version of tequila sunrise, the tequila snowfall sunrise cocktail is more tropical, fruity and less sweet. It looks pretty similar to the tequila sunrise, so even if you do not have grenadine with you, the tequila snowfall sunrise cocktail’s ingredients are pretty easy to find. 

So, here’s the recipe for it! 

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  • 50ml Orange Juice
  • 25ml tequila
  • 50ml cranberry juice
  • 25ml orange liqueur
  • 2tbsp pomegranate syrup
  • A dash of lime juice
  • A lowball glass
  • Ice cubes
  • A tacky umbrella and a wedge of orange for garnishing

Follow the steps: 

  • Put ice in the lowball glass.
  • Over the ice, pour tequila, orange liqueur, orange juice and cranberry juice. (in the same order)
  • Now, gently pour the pomegranate syrup into the glass and add a dash of lime juice.
  • Garnish with a wedge of an orange slice and decorate with the tacky umbrella.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Similar drinks to try 

tequila snowfall sunrise recipe

If you loved the above recipes, it’s quite obvious you would love to try its variations! There are numerous variations to a tequila sunrise, here are some cocktail recipes that are similar to the ones you read earlier about in the article. 


The closest and obvious sister to tequila sunrise is a screwdriver which is one of the popular and best vodka cocktails you can try. So, if you are being short on tequila and stocked with vodka, go for the delicious screwdriver. 

Here’s the recipe for the screwdriver! 

Tequila Sunset 

Sunsets are as beautiful as sunrises. So, it’s time you try tequila sunset if you liked tequila sunset or tequila snowfall sunrise! Here’s the recipe: 


  • 45ml tequila
  • 120ml orange juice
  • 15ml creme de cacao
  • Crushed ice
  • Cherry and orange slice for garnishing
  • A highball glass

Follow the steps: 

  • Pour the tequila into the highball glass
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour orange juice over it.
  • Pour creme de cacao and garnish with cherry and orange slice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Sunrise Mimosa 

To try sunrise in the form of mimosa, go for this drink. Just adding a few extra steps, you are left with a delicious summer drink. Here’s the recipe: 


  • 25ml mango and orange puree
  • Morrisons Prosecco
  • 25ml pomegranate syrup
  • Mango wedge for garnishing
  • A flute glass

Follow the steps: 

  • In the flute glass, pour the puree and fill the glass with prosecco and make sure the prosecco is chilled.
  • Stir it well.
  • Now, pour in the pomegranate syrup.
  • Garnish with the mango wedge.
  • Serve and enjoy!

These were some of the beautiful and delicious recipes for your summer parties and brunches. Enjoy it with your friends and family and have an amazing experience! 

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