A MEXICAN SUNSET is a delicious tequila cocktail! It’s beautiful, easy to make and makes my husband say, “Oh my” so you know it’s good!
My husband had the day off the other day and we were having some really amazing weather! Here in Oregon we’re having a few days of clouds and rain and then a sunny day or two then the rain comes back. Temps will be in the 50’s then 80’s then 60’s. It’s all over the place so when the sun pokes out it’s head we’re all about getting out back, relaxing and enjoying the day. We like to have a drink in the evening while we watch the birds and squirrels all over the yard. It’s pretty amazing. This particular day I didn’t know what to make for us to sip on but knew I wanted something tropical to go along with our sunny day. That’s when grabbed the tequila and pineapple juice and came up with the Mexican Sunset, one of my new favorite tequila cocktails!
This is not a Tequila Sunrise. I do love a good tequila sunrise and a Mexican Sunset is like it’s beachy cousin. It has so many great flavors like Amaretto, peach schnapps and of course tequila all mixed with pineapple juice. the sunset comes from the drizzle of grenadine down into the bottom of the cup. This drink looks amazing and it tastes even better. Mexican Sunset is one tequila cocktail that was MADE for summer evenings!
- 1 oz. Amaretto
- 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
- 3 oz. Silver Tequila
- 6 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz. Grenadine
- slice of lime
- Maraschino Cherries
- fill a shaker with ice and add the Amaretto, Peach Schnapps, silver tequila, and pineapple juice
- place on the lid and shake
- fill a tall glass with ice and pour mixture over the ice
- slowly pour in the grenadine down the side of the glass so that it falls to the bottom
- garnish with slice of lime and cherries