The cocktail with a personality
Like many fashionable cocktails, the Tequila Sunrise was forever etched in pop-culture when popularised by famous 60’s rock band The Rolling Stones. At a private party to kick-off the Rolling Stones’ 1972 tour in America, Mick Jagger had one of the cocktails, really liked it, and he and his entire entourage started drinking them. As a result, the tour was also famously dubbed the “cocaine and Tequila Sunrise tour”.
In 1973 The Eagles also recorded a song titled Tequila Sunrise for their Desperado album as the cocktail was forever increasing in its popularity. In 1988, a successful film, with the same title was released starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell.
It’s quite clear that the cocktail has a rich history, but what exactly is the sunrise in a Tequila Sunrise?