Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tequila Sunrise for #BrunchWeek 2015

BrunchWeek 2015 LogoWelcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year! Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother's Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads - there is something for everyone!

It's humpday and the third day of our Brunch Week Celebration.  Today, we are enjoying a nice citrusy adult beverage.  Usually when you think of alcoholic drinks for brunch your mind goes to Bloody Marys and Mimosas but I thought I would shake things up a little with a drink that is not only delicious but a beautiful addition to your brunch table.

When Terri and Shaina first posted about gathering bloggers for Brunch Week 2015 I eagerly signed up.  Then I looked at the dates and thought....perfect....I will do a Mexican Fiesta Brunch in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  I then figured out my entire menu and the beverage I chose was a Tequila Sunrise. That was the only item on that menu that remained as the week got closer.  I started having other ideas and I worried about waiting until the last minute and then putting all my eggs in one basket.  (yes, that was a brunch pun LOL).

But I really wanted to serve an adult beverage at my brunch so the Tequila Sunrise stayed and I am so glad that it did.  It is gorgeous and refreshing...I am pleased to share it with you.

After you have the drink in the glass you pour a little grenadine over a spoon so that it slowly flows to the bottom of the drink.

And you end up with this lovely drink.
The grenadine slowly continues to rise into the orange creating the sunrise effect.

Tequila Sunrise
adapted from Mexican by Jane Milton

For 2 drinks:

2 shots Tequila Gold
Juice from 2 oranges
Juice from 1 large or 2 small limes
2 t. grenadine

Fill 2 cocktail glasses with ice and add a shot of Tequila Gold in each.  Combine the juices into on container and divide between both glasses.  Quickly add 1 t. of grenadine to each drink, pouring it down the back of a teaspoon so that it sinks to the bottom of the drink.  Print Recipe

Disclaimer: Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Bob’s Red Mill, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, California Walnuts, Dixie Crystals, Grimmway Farms/Cal-Organic/True Juice, KitchenAid, Le Creuset, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Pacari Chocolate, Stonyfield Organic, Vidalia Onions, and Woot Froot for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek. All opinions are my own.

Come see what today's #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating!

BrunchWeek Beverages:
Mixed Berry Yogurt Smoothie from Taste Cook Sip.
Tequila Sunrise from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Sparkling Pineapple Mojitos from girlichef.

BrunchWeek Egg Dishes: 
Baked Eggs over Maple Roasted Vegetables from Big Bear's Wife.
Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Making Miracles.

BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries: 
60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls from Love and Confections.
Chocolate and Walnut Challah from The Little Ferraro Kitchen.
Braided Ham and Cheddar Bread from Sarcastic Cooking.
Pear Oatmeal Crème Brûlée from The Spiffy Cookie.
Tattie Scones with Cheddar and Chives from The Redhead Baker.
Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Waffles from Hip Foodie Mom.
Chile Relleno Quiche from Cooking in Stilettos.
Double Chocolate Sweet Rolls from It Bakes Me Happy.
Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola from Baking a Moment.

BrunchWeek Main Dishes: 
Harissa Chorizo Hash from greens & chocolate.
Smoked Salmon Canapes with Whipped Chive Cream Cheese from The Suburban Soapbox.

BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides: 
Kinpura Gobo from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla and Lime from Healthy Delicious.
Beet and Heirloom Carrot Rosti with Creme Fraiche and Caviar from Jane's Adventures in Dinner. Carrot Salad from My Catholic Kitchen.

BrunchWeek Desserts:
Nutty Banana Bread from Take A Bite Out Of Boca.
Gluten-Free Pear and Walnut Crumble from It's Yummi.


  1. One of my favorite drinks!!!!!!! And they are so pretty

    1. I had never had one before. They were delicious.

    2. I have a story about tequila sunrises I should tell sometime! It is funny but kind of pathetic as well...

  2. I've never had one before either! But they're too gorgeous to ignore---will make some for my next brunch!!

  3. Mm I love a good tequila sunrise. I shared one last year for Brunch Week!

  4. Such a classic...and always gorgeous to look at!

    1. Pretty and delicious Shaina. Thanks for all your hard work.

  5. I love rainbow cocktails ;)) Happy brunch week!

  6. Back in my drinking days, Tequila Sunrise was my favorite Sunday brunch beverage! They're so pretty, too.


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