Peachy Tequila Sunrise
Sipping a refreshing, fruity cocktail makes a vacation in paradise that much sweeter.
While vacationing in the Florida Keys, my husband and I discovered a delicious twist on an old classic. The bartender at one of our favorite spots added some peach simple syrup and fresh peach slices to a classic Tequila Sunrise. It was refreshing and delicious, and I was hooked! Sitting by the water and sipping this tasty, colorful combination made it seem like my vacation had finally begun.
The peach simple syrup for this drink is a mixture of fresh (or frozen) peaches, sugar, lime juice and water. Simmer, strain and refrigerate it to cool before adding it to the glass. I also add some fresh peaches to the top of the glass, making the drink pretty and even more flavorful.
A traditional tequila sunrise uses tequila, of course, and grenadine, which gives the drink some sweetness and its beautiful red swirl at the bottom of the glass. The orange juice blends slightly with the grenadine to provide all the colors of an early morning sunrise, which is how this cocktail got its name.
A Peachy Tequila Sunrise can easily be made into a non-alcoholic mocktail by replacing the tequila with ginger ale or club soda. So very refreshing! Grenadine can still be used since it is a non-alcoholic syrup made from pomegranate juice and is used in a variety of drinks.
Peachy Tequila Sunrise will make you feel like you are on vacation any day of the year. You will want to cherish every last sip — it’s just that good!