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You’ve no doubt heard of a Tequila Sunrise and before. But with a slight variation you can make a Tequila Screwdriver that is out of this world! Wanna learn how?
What’s the difference between a Tequila Sunrise and Tequila Screwdriver?
It’s a great question. If you look at both drinks side by side, you will immediately notice they are two different colors. The Tequila Sunrise has grenadine in it which sinks and gives that drink it’s sunrise look.
A Tequila Screwdriver is more like a Vodka Screwdriver; two ingredients and no grenadine. If you’re a fan of a Vodka Screwdriver and/or a Tequila Sunrise, you will love the Tequila Screwdriver.
Why do so many drinks use orange juice?
Orange Juice makes a great mixer because it is both tart and sweet which blends incredibly well with most spirits. For example, in a Whiskey and OJ the sharpness of the Orange Juice curbs some of the edge of the whiskey and makes for a very smooth drinking experience.
Some other great drinks with orange juice are the Madras and a Rum Runner.
Why not get to the recipe, shall we?
How to make this drink:
If you know how to make a Vodka Screwdriver, then this will be a breeze for you.
Fill your highball glass with ice.
Pour 2 oz of your favorite tequila (gold or silver)
Pur about 4 oz of Orange Juice.
Gently stir with a bar spoon.
Garnish the rim with a slice of orange and enjoy!
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- (Optional) Mixing tumbler
- 2 oz tequila silver or gold
- 4 oz orange juice
- 1 slice orange
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of tequila
- Top off with OJ
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with orange slice
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