Applebee's Perfect Sunrise copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur

Applebee's Perfect Sunrise

Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
Reviews: 2
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I found this Applebee's concoction to be an accommodating TV viewing companion. The combination of tequilas, juices and syrups serve in a chilled martini glass is a refreshing recreation of the classic tequila sunrise, and it never wants to change the channel.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

Get This

  • 1 1/4 ounces 1800 Silver tequila
  • 1/4 ounce 1800 Reposado tequila
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see Tidbits)
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry
Do This

1. Fill a 10-ounce martini glass with ice and add cold water to chill the glass.

2. Drop a handful of ice into a shaker. Add tequilas, simple syrup, lime juice, sweet-and-sour, and orange juice. Shake well.

3. Dump ice water out of the glass and strain the drink into it.

4. Drop a maraschino cherry into the drink and serve it up with the grenadine on the side in a shot glass.

: Make simple syrup by combining equal parts hot water and granulated sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow syrup to cool before using. Simple.

Makes 1 drink.

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Aug 26, 2006, 22:00
This is a GREAT drink! I've made it for my neighbors and it is now a neighborhood favorite (it is one of my favorites as well).
May 31, 2006, 22:00
Tequilla is my drink of choice... this sunrise is the best!
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