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Spicy Tequila Sunrise

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 10 min (includes steeping time)
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Spicy Tequila:

1 cup gold tequila

1 small jalapeno, halved 

Spicy Tequila Sunrise:

3 ounces orange juice

1 1/2 ounces spicy tequila 

1/2 ounce grenadine syrup 

1 orange slice, for garnish 

1 jalapeno slice, for garnish 

1 maraschino cherry, for garnish 


  1. For the spicy tequila: Pour the tequila into a small jar and add the jalapeno. Cover and let sit overnight or up to 2 days if you want it really spicy. Strain, discarding the jalapeno. Cover and store in a cool, dark place.
  2. For the spicy tequila sunrise: Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in the orange juice and spicy tequila. Slowly pour in the grenadine and watch it sink to the bottom; do not stir. Garnish with the orange and jalapeno slices and a cherry.