Tequila Sunrise Mocktails Are Easy To Make

by Alli

My Tequila Sunrise Mocktails are the easiest and prettiest drinks you will ever serve. Trust me. It’s such a refreshing summertime drink. Be sure to check out all my refreshing alcohol-free mocktails

Mocktails are all the rage! Whether you’re pregnant or entertaining, you should always have a mocktail option when hosting a party.

There is usually someone like me who doesn’t drink alcoholic beverages. Mocktails like these always score points with guests who choose not to drink. 

Helpful Hint: I always use the alcohol-free grenadine. That way the kids can enjoy these mocktails too. Some brands do have a tiny amount of alcohol so make sure you check the label. 

The first time I made Tequila Sunrise Mocktails for my grandchildren, they were mesmerized by the beautiful color and the refreshing taste.

I also served these drinks with appetizers for my daughter’s 25th birthday. You can find great birthday party tips here.


What is a mocktail? 

Mocktails are drinks that are refreshing and contain no alcohol. Sometimes these drinks are referred to as virgin sunrise mocktails. Whatever you call them, they sure are good! 

Even if you do drink, when you host a party, you should always provide a mocktail or two. I don’t drink alcoholic beverages so it’s nice to have a pretty drink made especially for me. 

Simple Ingredients For Tequila Sunrise Mocktails

  • Generous Dash of Grenadine
  • Ice Cubes
  • 1 measure of orange juice (according to the size of glass)
  • 1/2 measure of pineapple juice
  • Cherries and lemon slices to garnish

To make a Tequila Sunrise Mocktail, add a generous dash of Grenadine to a glass, then add the ice cubes. Fill the glass up with one part orange juice and 1/2 part pineapple juice.

Helpful Hint: A “measure” is whatever unit you’re using. If you use 2 oz. of orange juice, use 1 oz. of pineapple juice.

Don’t shake or stir the drink. Garnish with cherries and lemon slices before serving.

Yield: One

Tequila Sunrise Mocktail

Tequila Just the Sunrise

Refreshing Tequila Sunrise Mocktail is as pretty as it is delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • For one drink:
  • Dash of Grenadine
  • Ice
  • 1 measure of orange juice (according to the size of glass)
  • 1/2 measure of pineapple juice
  • orange slices and maraschino cherries, optional garnish


  1. Pour a generous dash of Grenadine into the bottom of a tall glass. Fill with ice. Add the orange juice and then the pineapple juice. Add a slice of orange and a cherry for garnish, if desired.
  2. Helpful Hint: Follow the steps exactly and make sure to add the ice after the Grenadine. The ice is what keeps the juices separate and the colors pretty.


A “measure” is whatever unit you’re using. For instance, if you use 2 oz. of orange juice, use 1 oz. of pineapple juice.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 6mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 2g

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The day I photographed this beautiful drink, it was raining cats and dogs outside, so I dashed outside between sprinkles and placed the drink on my DIY homemade potting table.

I love the way the photos turned out. If you look close, you can tell the table is wet. No, I didn’t step in a poodle. 🙂 (raining cats and dogs, get it?) 


More Refreshing Mocktail Recipes

You can find my Best Ever Mocktails for Spring or Summer here!

You’re gonna want to try my Tequila Sunrise Mocktails ASAP! What’s your favorite mocktail?

Tequila Sunrise taste as good as they look. It's the perfect non-alcoholic drink for your next party!

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Originally posted in August 2013 and updated July 20, 2021

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