A Corona Sunrise Combines A Classic Cocktail And Your Favorite Beach Beer In One Drink

Picture this: you're craving a refreshing drink for your next happy hour or a memorable meal with friends. You're looking for something that seamlessly blends the timeless appeal of a classic cocktail with the crisp, familiar taste of your favorite beach beer. Enter the Corona Sunrise, a delightful concoction that combines the best of both worlds in one delicious drink.

Let's start with the basics. First of all, what goes into a traditional Tequila Sunrise? It's a cocktail that has been around for decades and is known for its vibrant, sunrise-like appearance and blend of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup. Its origins can be traced back to the 1930s, but the drink gained popularity during the 1970s, becoming a staple in bars and beachside destinations worldwide. 

As delicious as the Tequila Sunrise is, at the same time, there's something inherently comforting about enjoying an ice-cold beer. Not too heavy on the palate, Corona has a light, crisp, and refreshing taste. Combining the two is a unique explosion of flavors, balancing the sharpness of tequila, the sweetness of orange juice and grenadine, and the beer's slightly sour and refreshing qualities.

A marriage of flavors

To craft a Corona Sunrise, you'll need the following ingredients: 1 ounce of your favorite tequila, 2 ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice, 1/2 ounce grenadine syrup, some lime juice, 1 bottle of chilled Corona Extra, and optional garnishes like orange slices, lime wedges, and maraschino cherries.

First, pour out (or drink) a portion of the beer so the liquid is level with the top of the label. This should leave enough room for the rest of the recipe. Now, add the tequila and then the freshly squeezed orange juice. Next, pour in the grenadine syrup and finish with a splash of lime juice. Plug the bottle's lid with your thumb and gently invert it, being careful not to spill the mixture as you return it to its upright position. Finally, garnish your Corona Sunrise with a citrus wedge and a maraschino cherry.

Almost as easy as canned cocktails, the Corona Sunrise is the ultimate beachside drink, merging the timeless appeal of a classic Tequila Sunrise with Corona's soothing, refreshing qualities. Whether you're enjoying it at a sandy paradise, by the pool, or simply in your backyard, this drink encapsulates the essence of a carefree vacation. So, next time you seek that perfect beach drink, treat yourself to a Corona Sunrise and savor the best of both worlds in one sublime sip. Cheers to paradise in a glass!