New Summer Wine-Tini Recipe: Tequila Sunrise-Tini

We named this drink the Tequila Sunrise-Tini in honor of a much older Southwestern classic cocktail recipe, the Tequila Sunrise.

We named this drink the Tequila Sunrise-Tini in honor of a much older Southwestern classic cocktail recipe, the Tequila Sunrise.

This summer, we’ve been stirring up wine-tini after wine-tini here in Southern California. For the most part, we’ve stuck to vodka, wine, and a cocktail mix for our delightfully potent concoctions. This week, however, we’ve switched over to tequila. You could say we’re just a little too close to the border to not throw it in one of our wine-tini recipes!

While tequila and wine might not sound like the most natural combination, we ask you to trust us on this one! When paired with a dry red wine and plenty of fresh fruit, it’s the perfect spirit! If you aren’t a tequila fan, then we advise using a good, clean vodka and adding a few pumps of Amoretti Premium Tequila Syrup for the flavor.

Tequila Sunrise-Tini


  • Ingredients:
  • Directions:
  • Slice the fruit, and add all ingredients to a large pitcher. Place in the refrigerator for several hours. Once the wine-tini has reached a low temperature, pull it out, give it a stir, add ice, and serve up some glasses! Note: Don’t add ice until you’re ready to serve as ice will dilute the mixture. Then again, if you want dilution, do the exact opposite! Also, feel free to use whatever fruit you like and/or have on hand.

    We named this drink the Tequila Sunrise-Tini in honor of a much older Southwestern classic cocktail recipe, the Tequila Sunrise. Granted, the wine-tini take on this orange juice-tequila combination won’t have that gorgeous layered effect from which the drink derives its name. However, you can lend it some fine aesthetic qualities of your own imagination when you select color-coordinated fruit.

    Also, have fun in creating unique garnishes for your version of the Tequila Sunrise-Tini. Let your imagination run wild…

    • Build rainbow fruit skewers (ex: strawberry, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grapes, blueberry, etc.)
    • Use non-edible ingredients like drink umbrellas to create a fun, summery look.
    • Leave out the cocktail mix until you serve the drink, then float it on top of the contents and serve, thereby creating your own take on the layered effect that made the original Tequila Sunrise famous.

    What ideas do you have for creating a wine-tini recipe that stands out from the norm? We want to hear them. Share your thoughts on the Amoretti Facebook page!

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