28 Simple Yet Delicious Tequila Sunset Recipes You Should Check Out

There is no denying that sunrise and sunset are some of the most beautiful times of the day, so it makes sense that some of the best Tequila cocktails are named after these times of the day. 

28 Simple Yet Delicious Tequila Sunset Recipes You Should Check Out

Tequila Sunrises are delicious, but in our opinion, Tequila Sunsets are even better! If you agree with us, you’re in the right place! In this guide, we’re taking a look at 28 simple yet delicious Tequila Sunset Recipes you should check out.

So if you want to find out more, keep on reading!

1. Tequila Sunset By Delish.Com

First up, we have this yummy cocktail recipe by delish.com. The great thing about gathering different Tequila Sunset recipes from different sources is that they’re all slightly different, but still totally delicious!

This recipe is a classic one, so we’re sure you’ll love it!

2. Tequila Sunset By Olmeca Altos

This next Tequila Sunset recipe is also totally beautiful. By recommending the use specifically of Olmeca Altos tequila, this cocktail is totally different in flavor to the others in this guide.

It looks like a regular Tequila Sunset, but has a unique flavor which we love!

3. Tequila Sunset By Tropicana

Tropicana makes some of the best juices on the market, so why not follow their recipe for a Tequila Sunset. Seen as juice is one of the key ingredients in a Tequila Sunset, this cocktail recipe tastes great.

Especially if you splash a bit of cash and buy Tropicana-branded juice. Sometimes you have to prioritize quality, and it really pays off with this cocktail recipe.

4. Tequila Sunset By Shake Drink Repeat

This Tequila Sunset recipe by Shake, Drink, Repeat is great because it contains only a very small amount of Tequila. So, if you’re not a big drinker, but you love the flavor of a Tequila Sunset, then this cocktail recipe is perfect for you!

The tequila is there, but it’s such a small amount that you barely notice it. 

5. Tequila Sunset By Baking Beauty

Alternatively, you should check out this Tequila Sunset recipe by Baking Beauty. We love this recipe because it allows you to create a Tequila Sunset using just 3 ingredients.

So if you’re short on ingredients at home, this is the recipe for you!

6. Tequila Sunset With Stars By My Recipes

This Tequila Sunset With Stars recipe is a little different due to the garnish that is used. It is totally delicious and beautiful to look at, so definitely the one to serve if you have guests!

7. Tequila Sunset By Difford’s Guide

If you prioritize flavor over appearance, then this Tequila Sunset by Difford’s Guide is made for you! It doesn’t look as bright as some of the other recipes, but it tastes even better. We’re sure you’ll love it!

8. Tequila Sunset By Just A Pinch

The presence of Blackberry Brandy in this Tequila Sunset makes it taste a little different. So if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, this is the drink for you!

9. Tequila Sunset By A Couple Cooks

Alternatively, if vibrant colors are the most important thing for you, then this Tequila Sunset recipe is made for you! It is bright, colorful and perfect for the summer. 

10. Mexican Tequila Sunset By Tipsy Bartender

The Mexican Sunset by Tipsy Bartender is a little different from your standard Tequila Sunset. It uses Mexican ingredients to put a yummy and spicy kick on this classic cocktail that we’re sure you’ll adore!

11. Tequila Sunset By The Bottle Club

This next cocktail recipe recognizes the similarities between the Tequila Sunset and the Tequila Sunrise. So if you want to find out more about these differences, check out this recipe!

12. Tequila Sunset By The Spruce Eats

The Spruce Eats is always a good source for delicious food and drink inspiration, and their Tequila Sunset recipe is perfect! Sweet, refreshing, and gorgeous to look at – we’re sure you’ll love it!

13. Tequila Sunset By KFC Recipe

This next recipe from KFC Recipe is just as good. This Tequila Sunset recipe was designed to make a sweet and refreshing drink, and it has definitely achieved that in abundance!

14. Tequila Sunset By Advanced Mixology

Alternatively, this recipe from Advanced Mixology sticks to the classic roots of this yummy cocktail. The Tequila Sunset is an old classic, so if you want to honor this, check out this recipe.

15. Tequila Sunset By Liquor.Com

The classic Tequila Sunset dates all the way back to the 1970s, and this recipe can be traced all the way back to then. Just like the last recipe we looked at, this one sticks to the classic roots of the Tequila Sunset, and we love that!

16. Tequila Sunset By The Salty Pot

For a Tequila Sunset recipe that will take you to the tropical beaches of the Bahamas, this is the recipe for you! It is easy to make, utterly delicious, and each sip is like a taste of sunshine. 

17. Tequila Sunset By Averie Cooks

If you like a Tequila Sunset recipe that creates clear color differences between the ingredients, this is the recipe for you! For the perfect yellow to orange to red gradient, just follow the steps in this recipe. 

18. Tequila Sunset By Stone Soup Syndicate

As the name of this site suggests, this Tequila Sunset recipe is nice and easy to make at home. It isn’t as fancy as some of the recipes in this guide, but it tastes just as good, so you should definitely check it out!

19. Tequila Sunset By Ember.Com

On the totally opposite side of the spectrum, this next cocktail recipe is pretty difficult. This cocktail is a whole new take on the Tequila Sunrise as it is served hot. So if you are up for trying something new, check out this recipe!

20. Tequila Sunset By Crystal Mixer

For one of the best Tequila Sunset recipes in this guide, you should take a look at the Tequila Sunset by Crystal Mixer. This recipe is totally delicious, and has everything that a good Tequila Sunset should. We’re sure you’ll love it!

21. Tequila Sunset By Unicorn Distillery

Just like a couple of the other Tequila Sunset recipes that we have looked at in this guide, this recipe adds additional ingredients to the mix to switch up the flavor.

It is a little different, but a lot of the time, change is a good thing, and this cocktail really highlights that!

22. Tequila Sunset By Real House Moms

They always say red skies at night are a good thing, so if you want a red sunset, this is the Tequila Sunset cocktail for you. It is beautiful, delicious and really simple to make!

23. Tequila Sunset By Have A Cocktail

Just like some of the other recipes in this guide, this cocktail has taken inspiration from the classic Tequila Sunset cocktail that was popular in the 1970s. So if you want to throw it back then, check out this recipe!

24. Tequila Sunset By Slurrp

If you care mainly about taste, then this cocktail recipe is perfect for you! It doesn’t look exactly like a classic Tequila Sunset, but it tastes like one, so you’ll love it!

25. Tequila Sunset By Mashed.Com

For a sweet and refreshing Tequila Sunset recipe, look no further than this one. While this recipe is designed to be a Tequila Sunrise, just add a dash of soda with the grenadine and you’ll have a yummy Tequila Sunset to enjoy instead. 

26. Tequila Sunset By The Food Xp

For a purple spin on a Tequila Sunset, check out this recipe. It tastes incredibly similar to a Tequila Sunset, but looks totally different – perfect for a themed party!

27. Tequila Sunset By Mix That Drink

If you want to learn how to make cocktails from the best, check out this recipe by Mix That Drink! It is professional so has a great finish – a cocktail that will definitely impress your guests!

28. Tequila Sunset By Maine Spirits

Finally, let’s wrap this up with this classic Tequila Sunset recipe! This drink sticks to its roots, so there’s not much for us to say about this one, other than you should check it out!


In this guide, we have taken a look at 28 simple yet delicious Tequila Sunset Recipes that you should check out. 

Thanks for reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s The Difference Between A Tequila Sunset And A Tequila Sunrise?

The key difference between a Tequila Sunset and a Tequila Sunrise is the grenadine. Both cocktails include Grenadine, but a Sunset also contains soda water to change where the gradient is in the color of the cocktail.

What Are The Key Ingredients In A Tequila Sunset?

The key ingredients in a Tequila Sunset are orange juice, Tequila, grenadine, soda water and fruit to garnish.

Why Is It Called A Tequila Sunset?

A Tequila Sunset is called a Tequila Sunset because the red/orange hue of the cocktail looks very similar to the sky when it is setting. Likewise, a Tequila Sunrise is given this name because it looks like the sun when it is rising. 

28 Simple Yet Delicious Tequila Sunset Recipes You Should Check Out

28 Simple Yet Delicious Tequila Sunset Recipes You Should Check Out

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